Senator Chris Van Hollen released from hospital after stroke




  • In Politics
  • 2022-05-23 13:55:24Z
  • By CBS News
 

Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen has been released from the hospital after he was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., for a "minor stroke" just over a week ago.

The 63-year-old Maryland senator tweeted about his return home Sunday afternoon.

"It's great to be back home after a long week," Van Hollen wrote. "I'm grateful for the generous outpouring of support from everyone and the dedicated care I received from the team at GW."

It's great to be back home after a long week. I'm grateful for the generous outpouring of support from everyone and the dedicated care I received from the team at GW. pic.twitter.com/qv2uNcM7sM

- Senator Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) May 22, 2022

Van Hollen announced on May 15 that he suffered a stroke while delivering a speech. He said tests revealed he suffered a "minor stroke" and would stay under observation "out of an abundance of caution." At the time, Van Hollen said he was informed there are "no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident."

Van Hollen isn't the only high-profile politician under 65 to be admitted for a stroke recently. Another Democratic senator, 49-year-old Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, underwent surgery to ease swelling in his brain after he had suffered a stroke earlier this year. He didn't return to the Senate for roughly a month.

John Fetterman, the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania who is running for Senate in that state, suffered a stroke on May 13, days before the state's primary election. He won the Democratic primary while he was in the hospital and had a pacemaker with a defibrillator implanted. Fetterman, 52, has since been released.

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