#UPDATE: [Bernie says he’s feeling good and appreciates all your well wishes.](https://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/comments/dcg1o4/thanks_for_all_the_well_wishes_im_feeling_good_im/)
TL;DR Bernie had some chest pain, went to the hospital, had a blocked artery, got stents, and is taking a breather for a few days. **Bernie is not dropping out and will become President Sanders come January 2021.**
**Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Senior Adviser Jeff Weaver issued the following statement: **
> During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following a medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are cancelling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide updates.
> Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, said the stent procedure Sanders underwent typically is “not anything I would get too excited about,” calling it “mostly a nuisance.”
> Weiss, who did not diagnose Sanders, added, “Unless I’m missing something dramatic, he should be in the hospital one or two days, and he should be fine.”
– Senator Bernie Sanders *did not* have a heart attack. He had a stent inserted after a blockage was found.
– A stent is a wire metal mesh tube used to prop open an artery during angioplasty – a procedure where a cardiologist re-opens a blocked artery to restore blood flow to the heart.
– Stents are common. Approximately 1 million Americans have a stent inserted each year.
– Stent insertion is not a major surgery. About 75% of stents are inserted through the wrist as of 2019.
– Bernie will likely be back on the campaign trail within a week.
– **Bernie is not dropping out.**
# Prognosis: Excellent
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