May 20, 2007

Tun Mahathir Out Of Cardiac Care Unit

Update on Tun Mahathir's condition"

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was Saturday night transferred to the Bunga Raya Ward from the Cardiac Care Unit of the National Heart Institute (IJN).

The former prime minister was transferred at 9.30pm after doctors were satisfied with his steady rate of positive response to treatment and medication, the IJN Corporate Communications Department said in a statement Sunday.

Dr Mahathir is expected to continue to be warded at IJN to allow doctors to monitor his condition and to start cardiac rehabilitation, it added.

Dr Mahathir was admitted to IJN on Tuesday after he was transferred from Langkawi Hospital where he was warded on Monday after he complained of breathing difficulties while on a two-day private visit to Langkawi.

Doctors at IJN had diagnosed the breathing difficulties were caused by lung congestion associated with myocardial infarction in addition to the exacerbation of underlying basal bronchitis of the lungs.

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