December 8, 2013
CFK to undergo surgery
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was admitted today to the Favaloro Foundation clinic, which specializes in cardiovascular diseases, where she was going through pre surgical exams before she undergoes surgery due to a subdural hematoma.The government’s Communication Secretariat has revealed this afternoon an official communiqué released by the clinic which indicated that “the initial proposal of rest and observation recommended on Saturday had to be modified after President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner felt on Sunday a tingling sensation in her left arm.”
The statement, signed by doctors Gerardo Bozovich and Facundo Manes, added the medical team met at the Olivos presidential residency to conclude that the president had suffered “a temporary and minor loss of muscle power” in her arm.
“Considering such clinical symptoms, this team suggests a surgical intervention which basically involves the evacuation of the hematoma,” it added specifying the surgery will take place on Tuesday “in the hours of the morning.”Last Saturday, doctors found a subdural hematoma, the accumulation of blood under a membrane that covers the brain. It usually occurs after a blow to the head. The president was ordered by her doctors to take a month off.
Earlier, Vice-President Amado Boudou signed a document by which he took over the presidential duties, an unexpected move considering the initial government’s intention of letting Cristina stay in charge.
Cristina arrived at the Favaloro clinic at 1.05 pm inside a heavily guarded car.
Security officials and patrol cars were immediately deployed outside the building.