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†