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Bernie Sanders off campaign trail after being hospitalized for heart procedure

Posted: 7:50 AM, Oct 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-02 12:07:59-04
Sen. Bernie Sanders hospitalized after heart procedure, reports say

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been hospitalized.

His campaign said in a statement Wednesday that the U.S. senator from Vermont experienced chest pains during an event Tuesday evening and testing found he had a blockage in one artery.

Officials say two stents were successfully inserted in the 78-year-old’s heart.

“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” wrote the campaign in a statement.

Sanders will remain off the campaign trail and all his events have been canceled until further notice.

Some of Sanders’ primary competitors expressed support for the senator on Twitter:

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.