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Bernie Sanders has a heart issue, campaign calls off appearances including stop in Fresno

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Fresno appearance, scheduled for Thursday, was canceled after the presidential candidate experienced a heart-related medical condition.

Sanders was reported to be resting comfortably, according to a statement issued by his campaign team in Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. Doctors inserted two stents in one of the senator’s arteries after a blockage was discovered. Senior adviser Jeff Weaver said Sanders was resting comfortably after the procedure, but appearances were being called off “until further notice.”

Sanders had planned for Fresno to be in the middle of a busy two-day swing through California, starting Thursday morning in Riverside, continuing at midday with a town hall at Cal State Bakerfield before holding a 7:30 p.m. rally at Fresno City College. It wasn’t clear where he planned to spend Thursday night, but he had two Los Angeles events scheduled Friday.

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