Sanders says he'll slow down pace on campaign trail after heart attack

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIntercept bureau chief says congressional progressives looking to become stronger force in 2021 Obama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom MORE (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that he plans to slow down his pace on the presidential campaign trail after suffering a heart attack last week.

Sanders spoke to reporters outside his home in Burlington, Vt., after going to see his cardiologist, saying he plans to do fewer events in the near future.

"I certainly intend to be actively campaigning," he said. "I think we can change the nature of the campaign a bit, make sure that I have the strength to do what I have to do."

The Democratic presidential candidate said he had been doing "in some cases five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people."


"I don't think I'm going to do that," he said.

When asked what would change about the "nature" of his campaign, Sanders replied, "Probably not doing four rallies a day."

Sanders suffered a heart attack last week in Las Vegas, prompting his campaign to cancel his events until further notice.