Bernie Sanders to slow 2020 election campaign after heart attack

Henrietta Brewer
October 9, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he was "dumb" not to have listened to the symptoms he was experiencing before he was stricken with a heart attack last week. "I assume he'll be far more vigorous", said RoseAnn DeMoro, a Sanders' confidante and former executive director of National Nurses United.

"We were doing, in some cases, five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people", he said outside his home in Burlington, Vermont.

It wasn't until last week that she returned home to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she learned of her cancer diagnosis, but sadly died just two days later. "I should have listened to those symptoms".

"If there's any message that I hope we can get out there, is that I want people to pay attention to their symptoms", Sanders said. "When you're hurting, when you're worn out, when you have pain in your chest, listen to it".

Last week's heart attack, which Sanders' campaign disclosed almost three days after announcing he'd been hospitalized and received two stents to address a blockage in an artery, has thrust concerns about the age of Democrats' top presidential contenders out into the open.

The daughter-in-law of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has died aged 46, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. "I don't think I'm going to do that", Sanders told reporters when asked what his schedule may look like going forward. Speaking with journalists before going to see his new cardiologist, Sanders said "I'm feeling good, getting some work done". 2020 campaign reporter Cara Korte joins CBSN with the latest on Sanders' health and his plan to return to the campaign trail in this edition of the Daily Trail Markers.

Sanders is now polling at third in most polls, behind Sen. According to RealClearPolitics, Sanders is polling at an average of 14.6 percent, while Warren is polling at an average of 26.6 percent, and Biden trailing closely behind at 26.4 percent, as of Tuesday.

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His other plans, such as his "Housing for All", also have a hefty price tag. The costs are growing at almost 5 percent per year, and the Medicare fund is expected to deplete by 2026.

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