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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:58 PM

Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized to relieve pressure in brain

Source: CBS News

Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized Monday night for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding, The Carter Center said in a statement. The bleeding was caused by Mr. Carter's recent falls, the statement explained.

"President Carter is resting comfortably and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him," according to the statement. The procedure will take place Tuesday morning at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus said that the procedure is normally quick. "Basically, they're just drilling a small hole in the brain and draining the fluid that is causing the pressure," Agus told CBSN. "So the procedure itself you could be in the operating room, say, an hour."

Mr. Carter, who is 95, has had a number of health scares in recent years. In 2015, he announced he had been diagnosed with cancer that had spread to his liver and brain. He stepped back from responsibility at The Carter Center, but he continued teaching Sunday school classes in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. It's a tradition he started in his teens that has gained a wide following.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/jimmy-carter-hospitalized-former-president-in-hospital-relieve-pressure-brain-from-recent-falls-2019-11-11/



Wishing him a speedy recovery!

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Polybius Nov 11 OP
chowder66 Nov 11 #1
dalton99a Nov 11 #2
Bayard Nov 11 #3
patricia92243 Nov 12 #4
sarge43 Nov 12 #5
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:17 PM

1. I hope he pulls through okay. nt

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:31 PM

2. Don't leave us yet.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:51 PM

3. Ohhh.....nuts

I know we're going to lose him eventually, but I'm just not ready. Would love to see him hit 100.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:43 AM

4. k/r

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:23 AM

5. Be well, Mr President.

We need good men like you.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:06 PM

6. Get well soon, Mr. President (n/t)

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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:08 PM

7. May he live until at least February 2021

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