John Fetterman discharged from hospital after stroke, says he feels “great” – Morning call
John Fetterman, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, was discharged Sunday from Lancaster Hospital where he was staying after suffering a stroke a few days before the primary.
Fetterman, a lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, was first hospitalized on May 13. On May 15, he announced that he had suffered a stroke caused by atrial fibrillation or arrhythmia.
He underwent a successful pacemaker surgery at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday.
“I feel great, but on the orders of my doctor and Giselle [Fetterman]I am going to continue to rest and recover, ”Fetterman said in a Sunday statement.
Fetterman said he had not received any cognitive damage from the stroke and was on his way to “complete recovery”.
Fetterman won the Democratic Senate candidate with 58.7% of the vote. He is running for US Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who is not running for re-election this year.