Senator Chris Van Hollen hospitalized after stroke


Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced Sunday that he suffered a minor stroke over the weekend and is currently hospitalized.

The 63-year-old senator was giving a speech in western Maryland over the weekend when he began to feel dizzy, he said. He consulted a doctor after his speech and soon learned that he had suffered a minor stroke.

“Earlier today, an angiogram indicated that I had suffered a minor stroke in the form of a small vein tear in the back of my head,” Van Hollen said. said in a press release Sunday.

The lawmaker was admitted to George Washington University Hospital, where he remains under observation by the medical team.

He said doctors did not expect him to suffer any long-term damage from the stroke.

“Fortunately, I have been informed that there are no long term effects or damages as a result of this incident, but my doctors advised me, as a precaution, to remain under observation for a few days. “, said Van Hollen. “I look forward to returning to work in the Senate later this week and thank the medical team for their excellent care.”


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