Michael Bloomberg demands that Bernie Sanders release information about his heart health after the billionaire doctors say he is “in good condition, trains several times a week, plays golf, and has an active pilot’s license”
- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has suffered a heart attack on the campaign track, has previously released doctors’ letters attesting to his health
- His rival Michael Bloomberg now wants Sanders to release more information about his heart health
- The 78-year-old Bloomberg is meanwhile in ‘great physical form’, say his doctors, who noticed that he plays sports, golf and keeps his pilot’s license active.
The campaign of the democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg put pressure on his rival Bernie Sanders to release more information about his heart health after doctors said the billionaire was in “great physical condition.”
Bloomberg’s question comes after Sanders indicated that his earlier release of doctors’ letters was all he would offer the public after his heart attack on the campaign track.
Meanwhile, the Bloomberg campaign released the billionaire’s doctor’s letters and stated that he was “in excellent health.”
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks Thursday at a meeting at The Rustic Restaurant in Houston, Texas. His campaign pressured rival Bernie Sanders to release more information about his heart health after doctors said the billionaire was in “great physical form”
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks Thursday at a campaign event in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The senator from Vermont, who had a heart attack during a campaign, previously released doctor’s letters demonstrating his health
Bloomberg, who was also mayor of New York for three terms, had his last annual health exam in July Fox news, and underwent an annual heart stress test at Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to a letter from his internist, Dr. Stephen Sisson.
According to the results of the test, Bloomberg had a “normal” size, function and ejection of the left ventricular cavity at 60-65 percent.
He also had an ‘excellent’ exercise capacity, practices several times a week, plays golf and has an active pilot’s license.
Sisson also reveals that Bloomberg is taking a blood thinner, a beta-blocker and cholesterol medication.
The candidate had minor skin cancers removed and is being treated for arthritis and heartburn, “both of which are well under control.”
“There are no medical concerns, present or imminent, that would prevent him from becoming President of the United States,” Sisson wrote.
Bloomberg and Sanders, both 78, are the oldest Democratic candidates seeking the presidential nomination in the 2020 competition against incumbent US president Donald J. Trump.
Former vice president Joe Biden is 77.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts is 70.
Trump is 73 years old.