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.
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.