Feb 1, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Sen. Luján expected to make full recovery after suffering stroke

Sen. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.

Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) attends a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol in November. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) suffered a stroke late last week but is expected to make a full recovery, his office announced on Tuesday.

Driving the news: Luján began experiencing dizziness and fatigue on Thursday and went to a Sante Fe hospital for an evaluation. He was then transferred to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where they discovered a stroke had occurred in his cerebellum.

  • He underwent decompressive surgery to ease the swelling, according to the statement.
  • He is currently being cared for at UNM hospital.

What they're saying: "At this time, [Sen. Luján] and his family would appreciate their privacy and ask for your continued prayers and well wishes,” Luján's chief of staff Carlos Sanchez said in a statement on Tuesday.

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