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Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen Suffers ‘Minor Stroke’

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Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was hospitalized this weekend after affected by a minor stroke.

The senator said he experienced a bout of lightheadedness and neck pain while giving a speech in Maryland. He sought medical attention and an angiogram found a small venous tear in the back of his head.

“Fortunately, I even have been informed that there are not any long-term effects or damage consequently of this incident, but my doctors have advised that out of an abundance of caution I remain under statement for a number of days,” Van Hollen said in a press release. “I look ahead to returning to work within the Senate later this week and thank the medical team for his or her excellent care.”

Van Hollen is up for reelection this 12 months, a key seat if Democrats hope to carry on to their slim, 50-50 majority within the chamber.

The news got here the identical day U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) said he, too, was admitted to the hospital for a stroke. The Pennsylvania lieutenant governor said he can be expected to make a full recovery.

“The excellent news is I’m feeling a lot better, and the doctors tell me I didn’t suffer any cognitive damage. I’m well on my solution to a full recovery. So I even have lots to be grateful for,” Fetterman said in a press release Sunday.

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