Democratic Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen recently suffered a “minor stroke” while delivering a speech and is currently under “observation,” he announced Sunday.
Van Hollen said he sought medical attention after “experiencing lightheadedness and acute neck pain” while speaking in western Maryland.
“The angiogram indicated that I had experienced a minor stroke in the form of a small venous tear at the back of my head,” he explained.
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
He was informed that there is no long-term effects or damage from the stroke, but that he will remain “under observation for a few days” out of caution, according to his statement.
“I look forward to returning to the Senate later this week and thank the medical team for their excellent care,” he concluded. (RELATED: US Senate Candidate Fetterman Suffers Stroke)
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