To dispel rumors about his health, presidential candidate Joe Biden recently underwent a full medical examination.
But while Biden’s doctor proclaimed him to be “fit,” the exam results also revealed that Biden has been diagnosed with a heart condition, according to the Washington Examiner.
Current medical issues
Biden is suffering from some rather common non-urgent ailments. Among those listed were high cholesterol, seasonal allergies, and acid reflux.
The former vice president’s acid reflux medication may make him clear his throat more than normal, a point his doctor was quick to make.
This, no doubt, was in response to headlines in 2016 that trumpeted Hillary Clinton’s potential health problems every time she had a coughing fit in 2016.
Among the more serious problems discussed in Biden’s exam report was an irregular heartbeat, formally known as atrial fibrillation. Colloquially known as A-fib, the condition is often seen as benign but can carry significant dangers such as an increased risk of stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Biden was first diagnosed with this condition in 2003, but his doctor maintains that no special treatment is needed, and Biden has never suffered any significant problems stemming from A-fib since he was diagnosed.
Biden’s mental status
At 77 years old, it is only normal for people to wonder about Joe’s mental faculties.
According to the doctor: “Vice President Biden is a healthy, vigorous, 77-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 doctor said there is nothing to worry about, but his diagnosis is not exactly coming across as honest with Uncle Joe’s doubters.
The former vice president has had significant bouts with loss of memory as well as losing his train of thought on the campaign trail, especially when his schedule ticks up.
Stumbling for words also happens to be a sign of deceitful intent, so perhaps Joe’s doctor is right, and the only thing Biden is really suffering from is a really bad case of dishonesty.