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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Marley Parish
Marley Parish

A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.