Fetterman to receive a pacemaker after suffering a stroke

By: - May 17, 2022 3:23 pm

Days after a stroke sidelined him from the U.S. Senate campaign trail, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will undergo a procedure to receive a pacemaker.

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the Fetterman campaign said the procedure should “help protect his heart and address the underlying cause of his stroke, atrial fibrillation, by regulating his heart rate and rhythm.”

The procedure comes as Pennsylvania voters cast their vote in the primary election. Fetterman has consistently led in polls leading up to the election.

Earlier this week, his campaign said Fetterman would not be in attendance at an election party Tuesday night.

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