Sen. John Fetterman was hospitalized Wednesday with a headache, his staff said.
“Preliminary tests showed no evidence of new strokes,” said Joe Calvello. Communications director for the Pennsylvania Democrat.
The senator, who suffered a stroke in May that compromised his speech.
Processing abilities for months, began feeling light-headed after one of the lawmakers. Retreated and was taken to George Washington University. Hospital by members of his staff, according to Calvello.
Fetterman, 53, will remain there overnight as doctors run more tests.
“He’s in good spirits and talking to his staff and family,” Calvello said.
In October, amid a tight race for a Senate seat with Mehmet Oz. Fetterman said his stroke and recovery “changed everything.”
But that it would not affect his ability to serve in the Senate.
“it will have an impact,” said Fetterman, who resumed his duties as Pennsylvania’s. Lieutenant governor in May but did not begin appearing at public. Campaign events until mid-August. “I’m going to get better — every day. And by January, I’m going to be even better.
His primary care physician provided a medical update that month. Stating that Fetterman “has no work limitations.
And can perform the full duties of public office.”
Months after her stroke, Fetterman said. . In 2017, his doctors diagnosed atrial fibrillation. — An irregular heart rhythm — and a reduced heart pump. But he didn’t follow up with doctors or take recommended medication, he said.