Senator Has Stroke During Speech

Senator Has Stroke During Speech

Senator Suffers HEALTH EMERGENCY During Speech

( – An ischemic stroke is a health event involving an interruption in the supply of blood to a part of the brain. Brain cells begin dying very quickly following the onset of a stroke, and the implications of this can be very serious; deadly, in some cases. One state senator from Maryland recently suffered such a stroke while delivering a speech.

On Sunday, May 15, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D) was speaking in Western Maryland when he began experiencing “lightheadedness and acute neck pain,” according to a statement he released via Twitter later in the day. Van Hollen said he traveled to George Washington University Hospital and underwent an angiogram that showed he had suffered a minor stroke.

The senator added he had not suffered any “long-term effects or damage” arising from the medical incident. While his doctors advised him to remain under observation for a number of days, Van Hollen said he intended to return to work in the Maryland Senate before the end of the week.

Van Hollen was not the only political leader to suffer a stroke over the weekend. According to a report from the Daily Wire, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), who is currently campaigning for his Party’s US Senate nomination, also had a stroke last Friday.

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