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Washington: Bernie Sanders’ campaign says that the Democratic presidential candidate has had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and is cancelling events and appearances “until further notice.”

Sanders, 78, experienced chest discomfort during an event on Tuesday, local time, and sought medical evaluation, according to a campaign statement. It said two stents were “successfully inserted” and that Sanders “is conversing and in good spirits.”

Bernie Sanders has undergone a medical procedure to have two stents inserted.

Bernie Sanders has undergone a medical procedure to have two stents inserted.Credit:AP

His campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, was on a telephone call with supporters on Tuesday night but didn’t mention any health concerns about the candidate. Shakir said the “state of the campaign is strong” and he played up Sanders’ strong fundraising total for the third quarter.

Sanders recently cancelled some appearances in South Carolina because he lost his voice. The campaign said at the time he felt fine.

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