Bernie Sanders undergoes stent placement after chest discomfort

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was sidelined from his campaign after it was reported he underwent a procedure for placement of two stents after chest discomfort revealed a blocked artery, The New York Times reported.

While his campaign noted the Senator and second time presidential hopeful was doing well after his procedure, his events have been cancelled until further notice.

Sanders, 78, was recovering in a Las Vergas hospital this week. According to the NY Times, the incident calls his candidacy into question. He is staunch supporter of Medicare for all and introduced his healthcare plan in Congress earlier this year. Sanders has also been seen as a leader in healthcare in recent polls of the Democratic candidates.

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