The Clinton campaign on Wednesday afternoon released a letter from her doctor affirming that the candidate was “recovering well” from her bout of pneumonia and is “fit to serve as President of the United States.”
The announcement comes a few days after the campaign revealed that Clinton had been diagnosed last Friday with pneumonia. The campaign was forced to make her diagnosis public Sunday after the candidate collapsed at a 9/11 memorial ceremony and video emerged of her apparently struggling to get into her truck.
Clinton has been off the campaign trail since then, but is expected to return this week.
Per the AP, her doctor’s letter continues:
Clinton, 68, has blood pressure of 100 over 70. Her total cholesterol was 189; her LDL or “bad” cholesterol was 103, and her HDL or “good” cholesterol was 56 — all within healthy levels and not signaling the need for any medications. She has also had a normal mammogram and breast ultrasound, according to the letter.
She takes thyroid and allergy medicines and the blood thinner Coumadin, prescribed as a preventative after she suffered a blood clot resulting from a 2012 concussion.
The release comes amid calls for Trump to make disclosures about his own physical fitness. The only medical information Trump has released consists of a four-paragraph letter from his physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, made public last December, which praised Trump’s fitness as “astonishingly excellent” and “extraordinary.” Bornstein said in August that he wrote the letter in five minutes while Trump’s limo waited outside his office.
On Wednesday, Trump taped an episode with the reality TV star Dr. Oz in which the host reportedly went over the results of Trump’s recent physical; the episode will air Thursday. Trump’s campaign manager said they would release his those results this week.
Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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