CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner stated on Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” that Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared to have a seizure when he froze and was unresponsive after being requested if he plans to run for re-election at a press convention.
Reiner stated, “The Senator has had a extremely precipitous decline in his well being during the last a number of months, and it’s enjoying out very publicly. So, my coronary heart goes out to him.”
He continued, “What I see principally is the senator turning into maybe a bit bit confused, and he stares off to the facet, type of to the higher facet and is unable to talk for about ten seconds. That appears like he’s having a sort of seizure referred to as an absence seizure.”
Reiner added, “The Senator had a extremely traumatic mind harm in March when he fell. And about 10% of people that have a large enough harm to be hospitalized after a head harm like that may subsequently have issues like a seizure. And that’s what it appears to be like wish to me. They principally are mirror photos because the one he had about 5 weeks in the past. They principally are mirror photos.”
He concluded, “I’d be very stunned if the senator has not had an intensive neurologic analysis. The oldsters who work on Capitol Hill, the Home and members of the Senate have a extremely splendidly refined group of docs who work principally for them. So I’m positive the senator has availed himself of their experience, they usually’ve in all probability carried out a really deep dive into why the final episode 5 weeks in the past occurred. So, I feel that’s why perhaps there’s no obvious sense of urgency now.”
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