December 4, 2013
CFK given month's rest, leaves campaign after haematoma diagnosis
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was diagnosed with a chronic subdural haematoma and prescribed one month off after suffering cardiac arrhythmia, Government House confirmed today. Vice President Amado Boudou will take the Cabinet for the upcoming 30 days.
The President left the medical centre belonging to the Fundación Favaloro after undergoing a medical check up. All in all she spent over 10 hours in the hospital.
The President underwent complementary Echo Doppler studies initiated on Wednesday. She didn't run her agenda that day. Latest routine exams date back to August.
The president’s most recent routine medical exams took place in August at the Otamendi clinic. According to the Presidential Medical Unity, Fernández de Kirchner underwent a Mammography and Pap test as well as other studies. Her grandson Néstor Ivan was born at the Otamendi earlier this year.
In January 2012, the head of state had surgery to remove her thyroid gland; first government versions said Ms. Kirchner was suffering from thyroid cancer, a diagnose that was later officially denied.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has had several admissions mostly related to blood pressure conditions.
In April 2011, she presented a low blood pressure episode that forced her to take a 24-hour medical leave and called off her agenda. Later in October, Ms. Kirchner was diagnosed with a similar condition.
In October 2009, the president of Argentina had to suspend an official visit to Cuba also for a pressure-related problem taking a week off from office.