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Condition of ex-president Lee Teng-hui stabilized

2018/12/01 17:52:56

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Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) Former President Lee Teng-hui's (李登輝) condition has stabilized after he suffered a brain hemorrhage but he is still in intensive care for further observation, an attending physician at Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TVGH) said Saturday.

Chan Wan Leong (陳雲亮), a physician in the Division of Cardiology, said Lee's health remained the same as the previous day, and it was still hard to predict whether the former president can be discharged from the hospital next week as originally expected.

Lee, 95, was rushed to the hospital after falling at home and hitting his head on the floor around noon Thursday.

He suffered and injury to his right eye and a nose bleed, and minor bleeding in the brain was detected Friday after a series of examinations.

Lee has been taking anticoagulant drugs for cardiovascular disease for a long time, Chan said, explaining that these could conflict with treatment for the internal bleeding in the brain.

(By Chang Ming-hsuan and Romulo Huang)