Maryland Sen. Van Hollen hospitalized after stroke but says no long-term damage

Su. Chris Van Hollen announced Sunday that he suffered aminor strokeover the weekend and is hospitalized.

The Maryland Democrat said in a statement that his doctors have told himthere are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incidentbut that he will remain in the hospital for observation in the coming days. He said in the statement that he plans to return to work later this week.
The lawmaker was admitted to George Washington University Hospital over the weekend after he had beenexperiencing lightheadedness and acute neck painwhile delivering a speech in his home state, according to his statement. He said he sought medical help upon returning home at a doctor’s recommendation.
    His announcement came as a reminder of Democratsperilously thin majority en el 50-50 Senado, where they cannot afford to lose any votes.
      Sen demócrata. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico returned to work in March after suffering a stroke a principios de este año.
          The health news from Van Hollen, who is up for reelection this year, came the same day Pennsylvania Lt. Gobernador. John Fetterman, the front-runner for the Democratic Senate nomination in his state on Tuesday, announced he’s recovering after a stroke.
          This story has been updated with additional information.




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