Former President Habibie Treated for Heart Condition in Germany

Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie is currently receiving treatment for a heart condition in Germany. (Antara Photo)

By : Muhamad Al Azhari | on 8:20 PM March 04, 2018
Category : News, Health

Jakarta. Indonesia's third president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, is currently receiving treatment for a heart condition at Starnberg Clinic near Munich in Germany.

State-run quoted Habibie's personal secretary, Rubijanto, as saying that the 81-year-old native of Parepare, South Sulawesi, was admitted to hospital due to a leaky heart valve.

"He has been treated at Starnberg Clinic in Germany for three days," Rubijanto said on Saturday (03/03).

He said Habibie had trouble breathing on Tuesday, which was immediately checked by a team of physicians, who later diagnosed him with a leaky heart valve that resulted in a fluid buildup.

The team advised the former president to undergo heart surgery, but he decided to opt for a more advanced medical procedure.

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