LAS VEGAS, Nev. (NewsLink) - Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, was hospitalized after a blockage was found in one of his arteries Tuesday.

Sanders underwent an emergency heart procedure according to his campaign, “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits..." the campaign said in an emailed statement. 

The campaign also said all future events are cancelled for the time being, "He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.” 

Sanders took part in a grassroots fundraiser in Las Vegas on Tuesday. He was scheduled to take part in a presidential gun safety forum in Las Vegas on Wednesday, along with hosting a town hall and community meeting.

Sanders is one of three septuagenarians in the Democratic primary, and the oldest. If elected he would be the oldest president to serve.

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