8 Things To Know About Joe Biden’s Health

Biden has a 21% chance of dying in office |

Key facts about Joe Biden’s health reported by WebMD, Oct. 28, 2020 |

  1. The soon-to-be 78-year-old will be the oldest to ever take office as president of the United States.
  2. Biden is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 178 pounds, and has a blood pressure of 128/84.
  3. According to an academic paper released by the American Federation for Aging Research. Biden has a 21% chance of dying in his first term and a 30% chance in a second term.
    [Four U.S. presidents have died of natural causes while in office; Biden is ten to twenty years older than all four. – Ed.] 
  4. Biden is taking blood thinners and medication for acid reflux, cholesterol, and seasonal allergies.
  5. Biden does not use tobacco or drink alcohol and exercises 5 days a week.
  6. In addition to several sinus surgeries, Biden has had his gallbladder removed and has had several non-melanoma skin cancers removed.
  7. In 2009, the then-vice president had episodic atrial fibrillation, which is when the heart occasionally begins to beat out of rhythm. A later assessment found that Biden no longer had those symptoms.
  8. Biden had two brain aneurysms in 1988, which were treated. One of the two did rupture, and although he had deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism afterward, his doctor has said this poses no current risk to his health. There is a 10%-20% chance he will have another episode.

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