Ramesh Chandra, Fetterman’s heart specialist, mentioned within the letter that Fetterman didn’t comply with physician’s orders after the 2017 appointment. Chandra additionally recognized Fetterman with atrial fibrillation on the time.
“I had prescribed drugs together with improved weight loss program and train and requested him to comply with up once more within the following months. As an alternative, I didn’t see him once more till yesterday. John didn’t go to any physician for five years and didn’t proceed taking his drugs.”
His physician added that he noticed Fetterman in a follow-up go to on Thursday, and informed the lieutenant governor that whereas A-fib brought on his stroke, “he additionally has a situation known as cardiomyopathy, which is why medical doctors in Lancaster selected to implant the machine.”
Fetterman mentioned in an announcement that, “As my physician mentioned, I ought to have taken my well being extra significantly. The stroke I suffered on Could 13 didn’t come out of nowhere. Like so many others, and so many males particularly, I averted going to the physician, though I knew I didn’t really feel effectively. Consequently, I virtually died. I need to encourage others to not make the identical mistake.”
Chandra mentioned Fetterman is “effectively compensated and secure” and “if he takes his drugs, eats wholesome, and workout routines, he’ll be positive.”
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