After Heart Attack, Sanders Released From Hospital

Oct 4, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been discharged from the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center after suffering a heart attack, according to a press release from his campaign.

In the release, Sanders’ treating physicians Arturo E. Marchand Jr., MD and Arjun Gururaj, MD said Sanders “was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction” after experiencing chest pain. He was “stable upon arrival,” they said, and had two stents placed in a blocked coronary artery. Myocardial infarction is the medical term for a heart attack.

In a statement, Sanders thanked hospital personnel, adding: “I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work.”

He arrived home in Burlington on Saturday.

This story was updated on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm.