Democrat Senator Hospitalized

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced on Sunday that he has been hospitalized after suffering a “minor stroke” over the weekend while giving a speech.

The junior senator from Maryland said in a statement on Twitter that doctors at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., have informed him that “there are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident.” Van Hollen says he will remain hospitalized for “a few days” but plans to return to work in the senate later this week.

“This weekend, I was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after experiencing lightheadedness and acute neck pain while I was delivering a speech in Western Maryland. At the recommendation of the Attending Physician, I sought medical attention upon my return home,” Van Hollen’s statement began.

“Earlier today, an angiogram indicated that I had experienced a minor stroke in the form of a small venous tear at the back of my head. Fortunately, I have been informed that there are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident, but my doctors have advised that out of an abundance of caution I remain under observation for a few days. I look forward to returning to work in the Senate later this week and thank the medical team for their excellent care,” Van Hollen concluded.

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