Bernie Sanders had a heart attack last year, there is no disputing that.
Since then, he first said he would share all of his health information, then changed his mind.
One cardiologist is now saying he is holding back a very important piece of information.
Cardiologist: Bernie Sanders Hiding a Key Metric of His Heart Health
Democrat presidential primary frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is withholding a key indicator regarding his heart health after suffering a heart attack on the campaign trail, a leading cardiologist said Monday.
Dr. Richard Kovacs, president of the American College of Cardiology, said Sanders has not released metrics on the left ventricular ejection fraction, which measures the blood volume that the heart pushes out with each heartbeat. This indicator tracks the likelihood of future heart events and patients’ mortality rate.
“Normally the heart will push out 60 percent,” he told NBC News. “If you go down to 40 or 50 percent, we regard that as mild impairment of the left ventricle. Thirty to 40 percent would be moderate. If you get to 30 percent, that would be severe.”
Despite Kovacs’ comments, Sanders has refused to provide additional information about his health after releasing what the senator claimed was a “comprehensive” medical records report.
“I think we have released a detailed medical report, and I’m comfortable on what we have done,” the 78-year-old said during a CNN town hall event last Tuesday evening.
Questions about Sanders’ health have lingered ever since he checked into a Las Vegas hospital with chest discomfort on Oct. 1 and had two stents inserted.
There are real concerns about this:
Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary. Are Democrats really going to nominate a 78 year old socialist who just had a heart attack to take on Donald Trump? Absolute insanity.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 12, 2020
One reporter's opinion…. it's malpractice that Bernie Sanders isn't pressed daily about his age, physical fitness, heart health, medical records, etc.
Name another big executive job for which the lead candidate *wouldn't be* grilled about being 78 and fresh off a heart attack.
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) February 19, 2020
As I said tonight on Special Report, Bernie Sanders is 78 and had a heart attack four months ago. How much more do you really need to know?
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 20, 2020
If I'm weighing whether or not to vote for Bernie Sanders I'm not sure I need much more information about his health than that he had a heart attack 4 months ago and he's 78 years old.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) February 19, 2020
It’s a real issue and voters should consider the implications.