Donald Trump’s Doctor Releases Note Saying Candidate’s Health is ‘Excellent’

Donald J. Trump at a campaign event in Canton, Ohio, on Wednesday. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)
Donald J. Trump at a campaign event in Canton, Ohio, on Wednesday. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign released a new note from his doctor on Thursday declaring that he is in “excellent health,” citing a battery of tests that were administered at various points over the last three years in addition to a physical examination taken last week.

Mr. Trump’s newest disclosure came as he has been criticized for declining to release in-depth records related to his health, taxes, his personal fortune, as well as his businesses.

Until now, Mr. Trump, 70 — who would be the oldest person in history elected to the presidency in the United States — had only released a short note from his doctor, Harold N. Bornstein, which was filled with superlatives but offered no window into his fitness to serve. The candidate also went on a television show hosted by the celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz on Wednesday to stoke interest in some of the results of his checkup.

The note from the campaign said that Mr. Trump was examined on Sept. 9 by Dr. Bornstein, who wrote that the candidate is examined annually every spring.

While several reports have put Mr. Trump’s height at 6 feet 2 inches, the doctor’s note puts it at 6-3 and his weight at 236 pounds. It says that Mr. Trump was hospitalized only once as a child, at age 11, and that his blood pressure is 116/70 with a blood sugar level of 99. He has a calcium score of 98 as of 2013, which was also the year of his last colonoscopy, the doctor wrote. The note put his cholesterol level in normal range, with HDL cholesterol at 63, LDL at 94 and triglycerides at 61.

His last transthoracic echocardiogram was in December 2014. He had a normal EKG and chest X-ray on April 14 of this year. He takes a low dose of aspirin and a statin, rosuvastatin, also known as Crestor, that lowers cholesterol.

Dr. Bornstein declared Mr. Trump in “excellent health,” and noted that his parents, Mary and Fred, lived into their 80s and 90s. The doctor did not note that the elder Mr. Trump had Alzheimer’s disease.

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