Subject: for urgent: WH aide hospitalized with stroke-like symptoms
White House officials confirm to Fox that Dan Pfeiffer, President Obama’s 37-year-old senior adviser, was hospitalized twice last week after suffering “stroke-like symptoms” but is now back on the job.
“We are happy and relieved to have Dan back at work full-time,” said Amy Brundage, a White House spokeswoman. “He’s feeling better, listening to his doctors and focused on helping implement the president’s very full domestic and foreign policy agenda.”
Pfeiffer attended the President’s Cabinet meeting earlier this week (this would be latest pool video we have of him). A Fox correspondent also spoke to Pfeiffer Tuesday night outside the White House shortly before the President’s address to the nation on Syria and he appeared to be in good spirits.
Pfeiffer has served in a series of grueling, high-pressure posts for the President and is one of the originals dating back to the first 2008 campaign.
Officials confirmed a story first reported by The New York Times that Pfeiffer felt sick during dinner in Washington on Sept. 4, and headed to nearby George Washington University Hospital, where he stayed overnight. He went to work the next day but fell ill again, and returned to the hospital for nearly two days.
Doctors diagnosed hypertension, according to officials. The Times reported Pfeiffer had not previously been diagnosed with high blood pressure, but it does run in his family.