The president's personal physician Kevin O'Connor, D.O. issued an update on Joe Biden's health, stating that he is fit to carry out the duty as a Head of State successfully.
According to O'Connor's report, Biden is currently being treated for several conditions, none of which progressed since his last statement released on November 9, 2021.
Among them are non-valvular atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heart rhythm that requires the president to take medication preventing blood clots, and hyperlipidemia, also known as high cholesterol.
"President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those of as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief," the physician concludes.
The report also highlights Biden contracting COVID-19 last year and experiencing a rebound, which is common in patients taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid. Being fully vaccinated and twice boosted at a time of infection, the president experienced only mild symptoms.
Biden underwent a physical exam at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
At the age of 80, Biden is the oldest person ever to hold the office. Despite frequent opponents' attacks on his age supposedly affecting his mental agility, Biden is expected to seek a second term in the 2024 election.
A recent poll shows that just 37% of Democrats want Biden to run for office, a drop from 52% in the weeks before last year's midterm elections. In the follow-up interviews, respondents expressed concern about Biden's age, saying that someone younger should take the job.
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