Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, left, depart…
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife depart Burlington International Airport after disembarking a plane, Oct. 5, 2019, in South Burlington, Vt.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back at his Vermont home after being treated for a heart attack in Las Vegas.

The plane carrying the 78-year-old senator arrived in Vermont just before 6 p.m. Saturday, one day after he was released from a hospital.

As he left the airport he told reporters "I'm feeling great, thank you." 

He was then driven home in a motorcade where he was greeted by family at the front door.

Sanders was attending a campaign event Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken to a hospital. 

Sanders' campaign released a statement from his doctors that said two stents were inserted to open up a blocked artery in his heart. 

The doctors said the rest of his stay was "uneventful with good expected progress."