Bernie Sanders Heart Procedure Common

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has been treated for a blocked heart artery after experiencing chest discomfort, leading to cancellation of some planned campaign events. The following are some facts about the artery-clearing procedure the 78-year-old from Vermont underwent and the prognosis for someone of his age following the treatment. * PROCEDURE Sanders underwent what is called an angioplasty to clear the blockage and had two stents placed in the artery, his campaign said.

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