Joe Biden Releases Medical Report

He is a 'healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2019 12:11 AM CST
Doctor Says Joe Biden Is 'Healthy,' 'Vigorous'
Joe Biden responds to a question during town hall meeting at the Culinary Union, Local 226, headquarters in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.   (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

During an argument at a recent campaign stop in Iowa, Joe Biden challenged an 83-year-old retired farmer to a push-up contest. A doctor's report released by the Biden campaign Tuesday suggests he probably would have won. The report prepared by physician Kevin C. O'Connor states that Biden is a "healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency," reports NPR. O'Connor, director of executive medicine at the GW Medical Faculty Associates, was Biden's doctor during the eight years he served as vice president.

O'Connor's report says Biden takes medication in connection with four health issues: irregular heartbeat, high concentrations of fat in the blood, acid reflux, and seasonal allergies, Politico reports. Biden's "heart demonstrates a regular pulse rate and characteristically 'irregularly irregular' rhythm," O'Connor wrote. "He has no known medication allergies," the report said. "He does not use any tobacco products, does not drink alcohol at all, and he works out at least five days per week." Biden was treated for two aneurysms in 1988, but there has been no recurrence, the report states. (Elizabeth Warren released her medical report earlier this month.)

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