Pacemaker procedure was successful, Fetterman campaign says

By: - May 17, 2022 6:53 pm

The procedure to implant a pacemaker into Lt. Gov. John Fetterman was successful, a spokesperson for his U.S. Senate campaign said Tuesday.

In a campaign statement, Joe Calvello, director of communications, said Fetterman is still in the hospital and recovering.

“John continues to improve every day, and he is still on track for a full recovery,” he said.

Fetterman suffered a stroke last week, just days ahead of the primary election in Pennsylvania.

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday announced that Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, would temporarily be stepping in to serve as lieutenant governor while Fetterman recovers.

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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.