Fetterman of Pennsylvania released from hospital after stroke State and region
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor John Fetterman, a Democratic candidate in a high-profile U.S. Senate contest, has been released from hospital after more than a week after a stroke, his wife and company said Sunday.
The 52-year-old Fetterman won the Democratic nomination while in hospital, easily beating U.S. representative Conor Lamb just hours after a pacemaker implant surgery with a defibrillator to help him recover. Fetterman said the stroke was caused by a heart disease called atrial fibrillation.
“Joao is heading home – time to rest and recover (and annoy me)!” wrote in tweets his wife Gisele Fetterman, who was born in Brazil and often refers to her husband with a Portuguese translation of John. “I am very grateful to the amazing staff of Lancaster General for taking such good care of him from start to finish.”
In a statement, Fetterman said he was returning home to Braddock and “could not be happier that he finally headed home to be with his family.”
“I feel fine, but on the orders of my doctor and Giselle, I will continue to rest and recover,” he said. “Later this week I will have my next visit to my doctors at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital. I’m going to rest and get out 100% to quickly turn that seat blue.”
Fetterman has been hospitalized since May 13. He was due to appear at an election event at the University of Millersville that day, but his wife “noticed that John was not alone, and shortly after he began his vague speech,” a company spokesman said.
In a written statement, Fetterman said he had a stroke, “which was caused by a clot from my heart staying in A-fib for too long,” but doctors were able to remove the clot by “reversing the stroke,” and got his heart under control. . Doctors told him he “had no cognitive impairment,” he said.
As for the Republican race, it remains too close to name it, and will likely head the list across the state to determine the winner of the competition between the cardiac surgeon who became television celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and the former CEO of the hedge fund David McCormick. Incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is retiring after two terms.
Former President Donald Trump has backed the country of Oz and is showing increased interest in Pennsylvania because it is one of the most important fields of presidential battles, and voters are divided fairly equally between Democrats and Republicans.