Treated for Low Blood Pressure, Suu Kyi’s Otherwise Healthy
11 April 2010: Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was suffering from symptoms associated with low blood pressure and was given intravenous drip infusion during a routine medical checkup performed by her personal physician on Wednesday last week.
“The initial examination last week prompted a second visit in just over a week,” a source close to Suu Kyi’s doctor told Chinland Guardian.
Dr. Tin Myo Win, who is the main physician with authorized access to the detained leader, conducted further tests on Thursday with a portable Echocardiography (ECG) machine. “Results of test show everything was normal,” the source said.
Suu Kyi, who is turning 65 in two months, was given a clean bill of health during her last medical examination in early February.
The 1991 Nobel Peace Laureate remains incarcerated in her home in Rangoon where she is serving the remainder of her extended house-arrest sentence, which is due to expire in November.
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