Tun Dr. Mahathir in surgery again

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, 82, who had his landmark second coronary by-pass three almost three weeks ago, did another surgery late last night. The procedure took three hours.

The next 72 hours of post-surgery recovery is very crucial for the well respected statesman.

This is the latest statement by Sufi Yusoff as at 11.08am:

MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Institut Jantung Negara, 23 September….

YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad has successfully undergone surgical wound debridement yesterday (Saturday, Sept 22) because of wound infection.

The surgery commenced at 11.30pm and ended at 2.30am. The procedure was undertaken by the same surgical team that performed the second coronary bypass surgery on Dr Mahathir at the IJN on September 4.

He is currently stable and has been put under routine post-cardiac surgery support.

He is expected to remain on support for at least 36-hours for post-operative care and will be put under close monitoring and observation by IJN doctors and nurses at the Intensive Care Unit.

The next 72-hours will be the crucial period in his post-operative care.

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Issued by;

Sufi Yusoff

Office of YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad

*An update of 3.30pm. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad recovered after the surgery late last night. Now he is being sedated so that he can get better rest

Published in: on September 23, 2007 at 11:24  Comments (5)