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Cristina Fernandez in “good health condition” but still in rest and recovery

Friday, August 24th 2012 - 01:04 UTC
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The Argentine president resting in Olivos has a record of hypotension  The Argentine president resting in Olivos has a record of hypotension

Argentine President Cristina Fernández is in “in a good health condition” after she cancelled all her official activities on Wednesday due to a low blood pressure bout, doctors informed on Thursday.

In a communiqué released by the Presidential Doctors' Unit, doctors said the chief of state is “in good health condition” but is to remain in Olivos carrying out her agenda from the official residence.

According to the statement, signed by doctors Luis Buonomo and Marcelo Ballesteros, the president’s medical profile has improved since yesterday after “the diagnosis of a hypotension bout.”

On Wednesday, a press release released by the presidential unit doctors said that the head of state “fainted” and that it had been “suggested” that she “suspend work activities and rest all day.”

Today’s communiqué puts an end to the speculation over Cristina Fernández’ participation at an event sponsored by nationalized energy company YPF to unveil an “Argentine Exploration Plan” scheduled for Thursday evening in Buenos Aires.

This is not the first time that the Argentine president, 59, has suffered a blackout due to low blood pressure (hypotension). The President has suffered similar ailments in January, April and October 2011, forcing her to postpone activities including a trip to Mexico.

In 2009, Cristina Fernández cancelled two official visits: to Cuba in January, and to South Korea in February. In her public return after the first clinical episode during her first term in office, Fernández de Kirchner explained that she is a “chronic hypotonic.”

On January 4, the President underwent a surgery for a suspected thyroid gland carcinoma, which was diagnosed as benign after the operation.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • British_Kirchnerist

    Get well soon, Argentina and the world need you but we need you healthy, we understand if you need time off and want you to take as much as you need to be as happy, healthy and wise as you can be. Take care ma'am, the sympathy of all good people on here is with you, besos

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 01:19 am 0
  • Britninja

    Get well soon, the botox industry needs you. We understand if you feel sick after being pumped full of poison to satisfy your ridiculous vanity, but no one boosts our profits like you! Buy another barrel and we'll throw in a free gift - Photoshop to touch up these hideous picture of you. Kisses, Acme Chemical.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 02:03 am 0
  • SussieUS

    She does not look well and looks like hypotension which calls for immediate rest. She is retaining too much water, too much bloating.
    She should get the best physician care..immediately.
    I am very concern about her and I hope all goes well.
    At the mean time, please, UK some respect for her.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 02:38 am 0
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