sen. Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen Says He Had a Minor Stroke While Speaking

sen. Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen said he suffered a minor stroke while giving a speech in the western part of his state over the weekend.

In a statement Sunday night, Van Hollen, 63, a Democrat, said he suffered no long-term damage and will return to work after a few days of rest.

He said that during the speech, details of which were not available, he experienced light-headedness and neck pain.

Van Hollen indicated that it was enough to pay a visit to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, where an attending physician recommended a follow-up evaluation upon his return home to nearby Kensington, Maryland.

“Earlier today, an angiogram indicated that I had suffered a minor stroke in the form of a small venous tear at the back of my head,” Van Hollen said in the statement.

He said his doctors recommended taking a few days off for “observation.” “Fortunately, I have been informed that there are no long-term effects or damage from this incident,” he said.

Van Hollen is a candidate for re-election without formidable opposition

In neighboring Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman said earlier Sunday that he had suffered a stroke and would take “a minute” to campaign to make a full recovery, he said.

With two days left until the Pennsylvania Senate primary, Fetterman is the leading Democrat in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat.

Frank Thorp V contributed

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