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Montevideo, December 14th 2017 - 02:38 UTC

Brazilian president Temer, a political and medical survivor

Saturday, November 25th 2017 - 23:32 UTC
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Michel Temer and his forty-year younger wife, Marcela Tedeschi Araújo Michel Temer and his forty-year younger wife, Marcela Tedeschi Araújo

Brazilian President Michel Temer is recovering after undergoing a successful angioplasty in three coronary arteries. The Sao Paulo hospital that treated Temer said on Saturday that two stents were implanted during the procedure late Friday. The three arteries had 90-percent obstructions.

 The hospital says Temer will be discharged Monday.

The 77-year-old president was admitted to the hospital on Friday night to have a coronary catheter inserted to check for blockages.

Earlier this year, Temer was diagnosed with a partial coronary obstruction. At the time, his office had said he planned to treat it with aspirin and a low-fat diet.

Temer also underwent a urological exam on Friday. Last month, he had surgery to reduce the size of his prostate after doctors diagnosed a urological blockage.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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