Sanders at home in Vermont after release from hospital

Sanders at home in Vermont after release from hospital
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party's soul MORE (I-Vt.) has returned to Burlington, Vt., after suffering a heart attack in Las Vegas.

Sanders tweeted of his homecoming Sunday, saying he is "recovering well and feeling much better."

"I am more determined than ever to fight alongside you to make health care a human right," he said.

The 78-year-old presidential candidate was hospitalized on Wednesday to receive stent insertions because he experienced chest discomfort. His hospitalization prompted the campaign to cancel all events until further notice and a $1.3 million TV ad that was set to air in Iowa.

The campaign confirmed on Friday the senator suffered a "myocardial infarction," also known as a heart attack, according to two physicians.


The 2020 hopeful already confirmed his participation in the Oct. 15 Democratic primary debate after his surgery. 

The Hill reached out to the Sanders campaign for comment.

Sanders's medical condition has brought age back to the forefront of the conversation about presidential candidates. The three Democratic frontrunners, including Sanders, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program Don't let Trump distract us from the real threat of his presidency Abrams: Trump 'doing his best to undermine our confidence' in voting system MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Here are top contenders to be Biden's VP Kamala Harris to young Black women at conference: 'I want you to be ambitious' MORE (D-Mass.) are all over 70 years old.