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Maryland Senator Van Hollen discharged from hospital after stroke
“It’s great to be back home after a long week. I’m grateful for everyone’s generous support and the dedicated care I’ve received from the GW team,” said the Democrat. of Maryland. tweeted.

The lawmaker was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after “experienced dizziness and severe pain in his neck” while delivering a speech in his home state, according to a previous statement. He said in the statement at the time that he sought medical help upon returning home on the recommendation of a doctor.

Van Hollen, who is up for re-election this year, said his doctors told him “there are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident”.

His hospitalization was another reminder of Democrats’ slim 50-50 majority in the Senate, where they can’t afford to lose any votes.

Democratic Senator Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico returned to work in March after suffering a stroke earlier this year.
Earlier on Sunday, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for the Commonwealth Senate open seat, was released from hospital nine days after arriving and suffered a stroke.
Fetterman won his Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday while in Lancaster Hospital and underwent nearly three-hour surgery the same day to implant a defibrillator.

Strokes are often identified by a sudden and severe headache, vision problems in one or both eyes, difficulty walking, paralysis or numbness of the face or limbs, and difficulty speaking or understand others, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Although strokes are a leading cause of death in the United States and can lead to disabilities, they can be treated, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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