Additional Bernie Sanders’ medical records will not be released throughout his presidential bid and he believes he’s already published enough information to quell concerns about his health condition, based on what he stated Tuesday.
Bernie Sanders’ Heart Condition in October caused him to face questions about his health. The current front-runner for the Democratic nomination, Sanders asked at a town hall Tuesday night that the release of three Medical Records at the end of December declaring him healthy were sufficient disclosures.
Sanders’ campaign stated about Sanders’ Heart attack in October that he had a blockage in one artery and had two stents successfully inserted. The candidate had experienced “chest discomfort” at a campaign event in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Official campaign statements did not say whether Sanders experienced a heart attack. campaign spokesman Mike Casca on Wednesday as saying Sanders did not have a heart attack, then updated the story to say Casca later stated that more tests would be run to determine that diagnosis.
To insert a stent, doctors thread a tiny balloon inside a blocked artery to widen it. The stent, a small wire mesh tube, is then inserted to keep the artery open.
Following the insertion of stents, a patient who has not had a heart attack typically is hospitalized for a day or two for consideration, after which there are minimal restrictions on activity, Boman said.
“We have released, I think … quite as much as any other candidate has. We released two rather detailed letters from cardiologists and we released a letter that came from the head of the U.S. Congress medical group, the physicians there. So I think we have released a detailed report, and I’m comfortable with what we have done,” he stated.
“If you think I’m not in good health come on out with me on the campaign trail and I’ll let you introduce me to the three or four rallies a day that we do,” he continued.
When pressed on if he would disclose any further information, Sanders answered, “I don’t think we will, no.”
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ medical records will not be released after suffering a heart attack late last year. Sanders, 78, is currently seen as the frontrunner in the race for the Democratic nomination for president.
Although in October, after the heart attack, Sanders announced releasing his medical records was “the right thing to do.” He additionally had promised to release them “before the first votes are cast,” a deadline he’s missed.
“People do have a right to know about the health of a senator and someone running for president,” Sanders declared on October 10. “At the appropriate time, we’ll make all the medical records public for you or anyone else who wants to see them.”
Tuesday night he presented a very diverse answer.
“We released two rather detailed letters from cardiologists and we released a letter that came from the head of the U.S. Congress medical group, the physicians there. So I think we have released a detailed report, and I’m comfortable with what we have done,” Sanders explained Anderson Cooper Tuesday night.
“If you think I’m not in good health come on out with me on the campaign trail and I’ll let you introduce me to the three or four rallies a day that we do,” Sanders joked.
Cooper pressed the three-term Senator if he would be releasing his full medical records in the future.
“I don’t think we will, no,” Sanders responded.
President Donald Trump was largely criticized and mocked for refusal to release Sanders’ Medical Records when he was running in 2016. He has never published a full set, and his White House physician’s reports have been largely received as fictive.