Jimmy Carter recovers after a brain operation

11.14.2019     /     News author: Oksana

Jimmy Carter recovers after a brain operation
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Former US President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) is admitted to a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is recovering from an operation to relieve high intracranial pressure resulting from several falls recently suffered.

The former president, who underwent surgery on Tuesday morning, "is recovering at Emory University Hospital after an operation after suffering a subdural hematoma."

"There have been no complications," the Carter Center said in a statement.

Carter, 95, will remain in the hospital under observation for as long as recommended by doctors, according to the text.

The news about his hospitalization came after the former president was hospitalized twice in October after having fallen twice at his home in Plains, Georgia.

Following the first fall, Jimmy Carter needed points on one of his eyebrows. The second time, he suffered a slight fracture of the pelvis that required treatment. He had previously survived brain and liver cancer.

Last May, the former president fractured his hip, also at his home, so he also had to have surgery.

That he was the 39th president of the United States occupied the White House until he was defeated by Republican Ronald Reagan in the 1980 elections, when he sought re-election.

In 2002 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work.

He is the former US president who has lived the longest after leaving the White House.

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