Bernie Sanders, who has been hospitalized in Las Vegas since Tuesday night when doctors located an artery blockage and two stents were inserted, expects to participate in the next Democratic debate Oct. 15, according to a statement from his wife Jane Sanders.
“Thank you to everyone who reached out yesterday with so many touching and kind messages wishing Bernie well. We are so moved by your support.
“Bernie is up and about. Yesterday, he spent much of the day talking with staff about policies, cracking jokes with the nurses and doctors, and speaking with his family on the phone. His doctors are pleased with his progress, and there has been no need for any additional procedures. We expect Bernie will be discharged and on a plane back to Burlington before the end of the weekend. He’ll take a few days to rest, but he’s ready to get back out there and is looking forward to the October debate.”
Coronary stenting is one of the most common medical procedures in the country. According to the Cleveland Clinic, patients who have undergone interventional procedures on arteries can be expected to return to their normal work schedules within a week, perhaps two.