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Argentine President Told to Rest a Month After Head Trauma

Update Date: Oct 07, 2013 09:35 AM EDT

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been ordered to rest by doctors after they found blood on her brain due to a head injury.

According to President Cristina Fernandez’s spokesman, she had suffered a previously undisclosed “skull trauma” on August 12. The tests for the previous undisclosed head trauma had been negative.

“A month of rest has been prescribed as well as a continual and strict clinical tracking,” President’s spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said in the statement, according to Businessweek.

Spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro read a statement signed from the president’s doctors saying they did a CAT scan of her brain after the August head injury but found absolutely nothing wrong. But he later said that the problems surfaced saturday after Fernandez went to a hospital for checks on an irregular heartbeat.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has already declared solidarity via twitter.

“The vast majority of decisions recently have been taken by the president,” Fabian Perechodnik, an analyst with Poliarquia Consultores, said by phone from Buenos Aires to Businessweek. “If she’s not there for a month, exactly when there are elections, it’s a significant development. It’s going to change the political dynamic.”

Fernandez has been re-elected to a second four-year term in 2011. Previously, the Argentine President has canceled trips and events in the past due to low blood pressure and had been also diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Later doctors determined that the tumors removed in January 2012 weren’t cancerous.

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