Please Pray For Jayalalithaa, Says Apollo Hospital After Cardiac Arrest

Please Pray For Jayalalithaa, Says Apollo Hospital After Cardiac Arrest

Jayalalithaa has spent the last three months at the Apollo hospital

Highlights

  • Chief Minister has cardiac arrest Sunday evening
  • Was admitted to Apollo 3 months ago, was reported recovered
  • Apollo statement suggests she is on support systems for heart, lungs
New Delhi: J Jayalalithaa, the Chief  Minister of Tamil Nadu who had a cardiac arrest Sunday evening, is now on special support systems for her heart and lungs, said Apollo Hospital in Chennai, where she was admitted on September 22.

In a series of tweets, Apollo said "She is on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and is being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists."

The hospital also said that a UK consultant who had flown down earlier to supervise the 68-year-old's treatment has been consulted about the line of care being provided to her now.

Apollo Hospital also asked the public to pray for the politician's urgent recovery.
 
Just this morning, Jayalalithaa's party, the AIADMK, said that she was well and would soon decide  when to return to her residence.

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Extracorporeal life support is provided to a patient in need of cardiac and respiratory support. Since she was hospitalised in September, the Chief Minister has been in the care of lung specialists and cardiologists.