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UPDATE: Sen. Bernie Sanders discharged from Vegas hospital

Posted at 7:46 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 19:24:17-04

UPDATE OCT. 4: Sen. Bernie Sanders was discharged from Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas Friday evening.

Sanders will also take part in the next debate, according to his campaign.

UPDATE OCT. 3: Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to be discharged from Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas before the weekend.

The following update was released late Thursday morning:

"Bernie is up and about. Yesterday, he spent much of the day talking with staff about policies, cracking jokes with the nurses and doctors, and speaking with his family on the phone. His doctors are pleased with his progress, and there has been no need for any additional procedures. We expect Bernie will be discharged and on a plane back to Burlington before the end of the weekend. He'll take a few days to rest, but he's ready to get back out there and is looking forward to the October debate.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, has been hospitalized in Las Vegas, according to his campaign.

Senior Advisor Jeff Weaver sent following statement:

“During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”

Sanders visited the Las Vegas Healing Garden on Tuesday night for the anniversary of the 1 October mass shooting. The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful spent a few minutes walking around the garden and shaking hands before leaving.

Sanders, who is the oldest Democratic presidential candidate, was scheduled to participate in a gun safety forum in Las Vegas on Wednesday. He was also scheduled to visit California later this week. Sanders is among the top contenders for the Democratic nomination, trailing former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

It is unknown at this time where Sanders is receiving treatment.

None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 2, 2019