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'I’m feeling great': Bernie Sanders back home and recovering after heart attack

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US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back home and says he's feeling great after suffering a heart attack on the campaign trail.

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back at his Vermont home after being treated for a heart attack in Las Vegas.

Bernie Sanders is back at his Vermont home after being treated for a heart attack in Las Vegas.
Bernie Sanders is back at his Vermont home after being treated for a heart attack in Las Vegas.
AP

The plane carrying the 78-year-old senator arrived in Vermont just before 6pm on Saturday, one day after he was released from a hospital.

As he left the airport he told reporters "I'm feeling great, thank you."

He was then driven home in a motorcade where he was greeted by family at the front door.

Senator Bernie Sanders will be back on the campaign trail soon.
Senator Bernie Sanders will be back on the campaign trail soon.
AP

Sanders was attending a campaign event on Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken to a hospital.

Sanders' campaign released a statement from his doctors that said two stents were inserted to open up a blocked artery in his heart.

Doctors confirmed the Democrat had a heart attack.
Doctors confirmed the Democrat had a heart attack.

The doctors said the rest of his stay was "uneventful with good expected progress".

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