PA Lt. Gov. John Fatterman Out of Hospital After Pacemaker – NBC10 Philadelphia

John Fetterman, a Pennsylvania lieutenant governor and Democratic candidate in the 2022 U.S. Senate election, left Lancaster County Hospital on Sunday morning, spending more than a week there stroke.

Fetherman’s wife Giselle posted a short video on Twitter her and Fetterman, who leave Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday. You can see Feterman raising his thumb as he descends the ramp after discharge.

“I’m going back to Braddock today,” Fetterman said in a written statement issued Sunday by his campaign. “After receiving amazing help from the excellent team at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, I couldn’t be happier to finally be back home to be with my family.”

Fetterman went on to say that he and his family were “beaten down by the support of people across the Commonwealth.”

Fetterman was successful pacemaker implant surgery on Tuesday, the same day he claimed victory at the U.S. Democratic Senate primaries, his campaign said.

Feterman said he was hospitalized on Friday, May 13th after feeling unwell. It turned out that the following Sunday he suffered a stroke and underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in Lancaster-General. Pacemaker surgery on Tuesday regulated his heart rate and rhythm and eliminated the root cause of his stroke, atrial fibrillation (A-fib).

Said Fetterman he cast his vote from General Lancaster, using an emergency ballot for absentee voting.

Which Republican Fetterman will face in November in a seat in the U.S. Senate, now held by Republican Pat Toomey, on Tuesday remained unclear with Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick in too close to call a fight it seems to have most likely headed for the vote count.

On Sunday, Fetterman said he “feels great.”

“But according to my doctor’s orders and Giselle’s instructions, I’m going to continue to rest and recover,” said the 52-year-old man. “Later this week I will have my next visit to my doctors at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.”

The Wolff administration announced Tuesday night that State Sen. Jake Corman will temporarily take over as acting lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania if Fetterman recovers. It is unclear when Fireman will resume those responsibilities.

It was also unclear when voters would be able to see Feterman back in the campaign.

“I’m going to spend the time I need now to rest and get out 100% to go fast at full speed and turn that seat blue,” he said Sunday.

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