Bernie Sanders Suffers Heart Attack; Negatively Impacts Presidential Race

Karen Gutierrez Garcia

Senator Bernie Sanders, presidential candidate for the democratic party for the 2020 election, has recently suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, October 1st.
Sanders was at a campaign event in Nevada when he experienced chest pains and was hospitalized on the same day.
Upon medical evaluation, Sanders was found to have a blocked artery and successfully underwent an operation to have two stents inserted. The two stents promoted blood flow and prevented the arteries from clogging in the future.
The ordeal has given Sanders the opportunity to spread his campaign message in a tweet posted the following day.
“Thanks for all the well wishes. I’m feeling good. I’m fortunate enough to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover. None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!”
Although Sanders seems to be in good health, his campaign is taking a toll after having to cancel a couple of events in South Carolina due to the loss of his voice in September.
As the oldest democratic candidate running for president, voters are hesitant about Sanders due to two instances of illness affecting his campaign. His recent polls with voters have declined compared to those of Elizabeth Warren, another democratic presidential candidate.
On October 8th, Sanders stated he will “change the nature of the campaign a bit.” This is due to him admitting that he ignored his symptoms and continued working. “I must confess, I was dumb. During this campaign, I’ve been doing, in some cases, three or four rallies a day, running all over the state… And yet I, in the last month or two, just was more fatigued than I usually have been.” Sanders stated.