Joe Biden has had his share of problems lately. His physician attempted to clear up any issues with the 78-year-old Democrat presidential frontrunner’s health with a glowing report on his current health.
“Vice President Biden is a healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State, and Commander in Chief,” Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, said in a statement. O’Connor served as Biden’s doctor from 2009 to 2017, while he was vice president.
“This patient has never required any medication or electrical treatments to address either his rate or his rhythm,” the doctor reported, adding there were “no signs of heart failure” and that his “heart demonstrates a regular pulse rate and characteristically ‘irregularly irregular’ rhythm.”
Barack Obama’s doctor of 22 years, has weighed in on Biden’s health, and his assessment of the frequently confused Democrat presidential candidate’s readiness to become the next President of the United States is not quite as optimistic.
A three-page letter from Biden’s physician concluded the former vice president is a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old” that is fit to be president. But the letter also revealed Biden receives treatment for an irregular heartbeat and high cholesterol and that he deals with acid reflux and seasonal allergies. It noted his already known history of aneurysms and that he took blood thinners.
The details from the letter made Scheiner, 81, concerned about Biden’s potential for strokes, and he said he would want to see results from an MRI or CT scan. Because Biden also used to have sleep apnea before getting surgery on his sinus and nasal passages, Scheiner said he would also like to review the results of a sleep study.
“He’s not a healthy guy,” Dr. David Scheiner, who was Obama’s personal physician for 22 years before he became president, concluded after reading the records. “He’s not in bad shape for his age, but I wouldn’t say he’s in outstanding health. Could I guarantee he won’t have issues for the next four years? He has a lot of issues that are just sort of sitting there.”
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