“这周末, after feeling lightheaded while delivering a speech, I sought medical attention at the recommendation of the Attending Physician,” Van Hollen posted on Twitter. “I’m feeling much better but will follow doctors’ orders and curtail my schedule for the next few days.”
He posted a full statement, 说, “I was admitted to George Washington University hospital after experiencing lightheadedness and acute neck pain while I was delivering a speech in Western Maryland.”
“今日早些时候, an angiogram indicated that I had experienced a minor stroke in the form of a small venous [原文如此] tear at the back of my head,” 参议员补充. “幸好, I have been informed that there are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident, but my doctors have advised that out of an abundance of caution I remain under observation for a few days.”
Van Hollen, 63, has served in the U.S. Senate since 2017.
Van Hollen is not the only major Democratic politician to suffer a stroke this weekend.
“在周五, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out,” Fetterman said in a statement Sunday. “I didn’t want to go – I didn’t think I had to – but Gisele insisted, and as usual, she was right. I hadn’t been feeling well, but was so focused on the campaign that I ignored the signs and just kept going. On Friday it finally caught up with me. I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long.”
“幸好, Gisele spotted the symptoms and got me to the hospital within minutes,” 他加了. “The amazing doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke, they got my heart under control as well. It’s a good reminder to listen to your body and be aware of the signs.”
Like Van Hollen, Fetterman said he would be able to return to his normal work after a short break, with little lasting damage.
“The good news is I’m feeling much better, and the doctors tell me I didn’t suffer any cognitive damage. I’m well on my way to a full recovery,” the lieutenant governor said. “They’re keeping me here for now for observation, but I should be out of here sometime soon. The doctors have assured me that I’ll be able to get back on the trail, but first I need to take a minute, get some rest, and recover.”
大约 795,000 people in the U.S. have strokes every year, and of these incidents, 137,000 of the people die, 根据 美国国立卫生研究院. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America. 关于 610,000 of these cases are first strokes, and most people who survive a stroke will have another stroke within 5 年份.
Lifestyle factors and conditions that increase a person’s risk of stroke include high blood pressure, 糖尿病, 开始或停留在, previous stroke, and cigarette smoking. Additional risk factors include physical inactivity, 肥胖, 开始或停留在, sickle cell disease, over consumption of alcohol, family history of stroke, 用药, genetic conditions, certain medications (such as hormonal birth control pills), 怀孕, and menopause.