Democratic presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton released medical records on Wednesday providing new details about both her general health and her recent pneumonia.
In a letter released to the media, Clinton’s doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack states that Clinton was diagnosed with mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.
“As she traveled her congestion worsened and she developed a cough. She was advised to see me when she returned from her travels for testing. During the follow-up, a non-contrast chest CT scan revealed a mild case of pneumonia,” Dr. Bardack wrote.
“She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest. She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States,” she added.
She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States
Clinton’s detailed health assessment includes the following information (Via ABC News):
“Clinton is currently taking Armor Thyroid, Coumadin, Levaquin (temporarily), Clarinex and B-12 as needed. Her blood pressure is 100/70; heart rate of 70; respiratory rate of 18; temperature of 97.8 and pulse-oximetry of 99 percent.
Clinton’s vaccinations are “up to date” and include Prevnar and Pneumovax.
She has had a normal mammogram and breast ultrasound. Lab testing (vitamin D, CBC, fasting blood glucose, comprehensive metabolic panel, hemoglobin A1-C, vitamin B-12) is “normal,” including cholesterol of 189, LDL of 103, HDL of 56 and triglycerides of 159.
“The remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition,” Dr. Bardack wrote.
The release of Clinton’s records came just hours after Trump provided some new medical information of his own in a taped an appearance of “The Dr. Oz Show,” which is scheduled to air Thursday.
According to CNN, Trump handed Dr. Mehmet Oz, the show’s host, a letter containing new details from a recent examination Dr. Harold Bornstein — the same physician that vouched for Trump’s health in a brief letter he wrote in just five minutes earlier this year. That information has not been provided to reporters by the campaign.
During the show, Dr. Oz told Trump that his body mass is “a bit too high”. Trump said that he would like to lose some weight and that he doesn’t exercise. However, Trump cited his hand gestures to Dr. Oz as a form of exercise. But many people are questions whether that should really count.
Dr. Mehmet Oz told TODAY: “The records I got indicate that he is healthy enough to be president,” cautioning that he did not take the tests summarized himself.