Democrat Senator Has HEALTH EMERGENCY During Speech
(FeaturedNews.com) – Speaking in public requires skill and finesse, but imagine trying to do it while having a stroke. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) found himself in the terrifying position over the May 14 weekend. He was giving a speech at an undisclosed event when he said he began feeling “lightheaded” and had “acute neck pain.”
Van Hollen explained he sought medical care, and doctors admitted him to George Washington Hospital. An angiogram revealed he had a minor stroke from a venous tear in his brain.
Van Hollen’s medical team reportedly doesn’t think he will suffer from any long-term effects and project the 63-year-old will have a full recovery. They did recommend he remains under observation for a few days, so he won’t return to the Senate until later in the week. Van Hollen is a junior senator, serving since 2017, and is currently running for re-election.
This weekend, after feeling lightheaded while delivering a speech, I sought medical attention at the recommendation of the Attending Physician. I’m feeling much better but will follow doctors' orders and curtail my schedule for the next few days. My full statement is below: pic.twitter.com/1sYq7FZMqS
— Senator Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) May 16, 2022
The Maryland lawmaker’s medical incident marks the second time a Democrat in Congress has had a stroke this year. The Daily Wire reported Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) had a similar health scare in February due to a tear in his vertebral artery. He fully recovered and returned to work quickly.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes are one of the top causes of death in the United States. At the first signs of an event, which can include dizziness, numbness, confusion, balance issues, and vision changes, it’s essential to seek medical care quickly to minimize damage.
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