Thursday, the White House issued a positive appraisal of Vice President Joseph Biden’s health, but according to one medical expert, there is a gaping hole in the heart of the report.
Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the president’s personal physician, wrote in a summary released by the White House, “President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”
The examination was conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday.
The White House provided a summary stating that a “extremely detailed” neurologic test was completed on the 80-year-old president, with no indications of impending stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease.
According to the report, a minor lesion on Biden’s chest was excised as part of his skin cancer monitoring.
Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, a physician specializing in family and emergency medicine, stated that issues persisted concerning his mental condition. In an appearance with Fox News, she questioned the president’s performance on a “mini mental status exam.”
“How did he do on that? What was his score?” Nesheiwat said. “I would like to know. Physical, mental, emotional health are all as equally important.”
“Biden will be our oldest sitting president,” she said. “We need a president who is sharp, shrewd, who has the cognitive stamina and the mental acumen to lead our great country.”
“The job of the presidency is a very demanding stressful job. We must ensure our leader is physically mentally and emotionally capable, especially when it comes to, decisions, regarding life and death and the overall health, safety, and well-being of our nation,” Nesheiwat said.
Biden developed COVID-19 last year, but according to a White House statement, he no longer displays any symptoms.
The president’s “stiff walk” is related to arthritis, a foot Biden fractured in the past, and minor neuropathy in his feet, according to the study.
According to the summary, Biden suffers from non-valvular atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat.
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The president also experiences “occasional symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux,” which means he needs to clear his throat often, the report said.
Biden has indicated he plans to run for a second term. If re-elected, he would be 86 at the end of his presidency. CONTINUE READING…