Days after getting a pacemaker following last week's stroke, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won Tuesday's Democrat primary for Senate.
His campaign said Tuesday that Fetterman was "about to undergo a standard procedure" to get a pacemaker with a defibrillator. Campaign officials say the pacemaker will "protect his heart and address the underlying cause of his stroke."
Fetterman has said his stroke was caused by atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that’s potentially serious but treatable.
The stroke put him in the hospital in the campaign's closing days. The 52-year-old says he is expected to make a full recovery.
Fetterman defeated three other candidates in the race for the Democrat nomination for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat after the retirement of Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
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