Maryland Senator Seeks Medical Attention After Stroke

Maryland Senator Seeks Medical Attention After Stroke

Senator HOSPITALIZED – It Was A Medical Emergency!

( – Sen. Christopher Van Hollen (D-MD) quickly rose to prominence in the Democratic Party. He started serving in the House in 2003, eventually becoming assistant to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). In 2017, Van Hollen replaced retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) after defeating his Republican opponent in the 2016 general election. He recently reported that he suffered a stroke while delivering a speech in Western Maryland.

On Sunday, May 15, Van Hollen posted a statement announcing he “sought medical attention” after “experiencing lightheadedness and acute neck pain” while delivering his speech. Medical workers at nearby George Washington University Hospital confirmed he suffered a minor stroke due to a small tear in a blood vessel at the back of his head.

Van Hollen confirmed that hospital personnel told him they didn’t detect any long-term damage from the incident. However, his doctors advised him to remain in the hospital for a few days for observation as a precautionary measure.

Van Hollen wasn’t the only Democrat struck by a vascular event over the weekend. On Sunday, US Senate candidate and Pennsylvania’s Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) released a short video announcing that he, too, suffered a stroke on Friday due to a blood clot.

According to the CDC, signs of a stroke include sudden confusion, dizziness, numbness, severe headache, and vision problems in one or both eyes. If you or someone is experiencing any of those symptoms, you should call 911 immediately.

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