De la Rua Undergoes Heart Angioplasty

From Times Wire Reports

Argentine President Fernando de la Rua underwent an angioplasty to clear a heart artery and was expected to resume his duties Monday, the government said.

Doctors performed the procedure on his right coronary artery after he entered a hospital at midday to undergo cardiovascular tests, Health Minister Hector Lombardo said.

De la Rua, 63, was expected to remain in a Buenos Aires medical clinic for at least 24 hours and rest over the weekend, Lombardo said.

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