Senator John Fetterman hospitalized after feeling dizzy

John Fetterman greets his supporters as he declares victory on Nov. 9, 2022 in Pittsburgh.

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Sen. John Fetterman was hospitalized Wednesday after feeling lightheaded, his staff said.

“Initial tests showed no evidence of a new stroke,” said Joe Calvero, public affairs director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.

senator who had stroke in may According to Calvello, it impaired his voice processing ability for months, and he began to feel lightheaded after the retreat of lawmakers and was taken to George Washington University Hospital by a member of his staff.

Fetterman, 53, will stay there overnight while doctors perform additional tests.

“He’s in a good mood and talking to the staff and his family,” said Calvello.

In October, in a fierce race with Mehmet Oz for the Senate seat, Fetterman said: His stroke and recovery ‘change everything’ However, that would not affect his ability to serve in the Senate.

“I don’t think it will have an impact,” said Fetterman, who resumed his duties as Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor in May but did not appear at public campaign events until mid-August. I feel better and better every day, and by January, I’m going [to] See, it gets a lot better. “

His attending physician, who provided a medical update later that month, said Fetterman “has no work restrictions and is fully capable of performing his official duties.”

A month after his stroke, Fetterman said it wasn’t the first time he’d had symptoms of heart disease. In 2017, his doctor diagnosed him with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm) and a weak heart pump, but he did not follow up with his doctor or take the medications recommended. Senator John Fetterman hospitalized after feeling dizzy

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