U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen on the mend after minor stroke

MARYLAND – U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen is on the mend after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend.

In a release, the Senator said he was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after experiencing lightheadedness and acute neck pain while delivering a speech in Western Maryland. Sen. Van Hollen says he sought medical attention after returning home.

Sunday, the Senator was informed that the minor stroke had come in the form of a small venous tear at the back of his head. “Fortunately, I have been informed that there are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident,” he said in the statement. “Out of an abundance of caution I [will] remain under observation for a few days.”

Sen. Van Hollen says he looks forward to returning to work in the Senate later in the week. He also thanked the medical team that cared for him for their efforts.

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