The former president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, underwent a heart catheterization. He is currently recovering in the Intensive Care Unit. This last admission to the clinic is part of a series of transfers attributed to his delicate state of health.
This Monday, Alberto Fujimori, who was president of Peru from 1990 to 2000, underwent a heart catheterization. This, to relieve a blockage in one of your arteries. The operation was carried out at the El Golf clinic, in the San Isidro district of Lima. His daughter, Keiko Fujimori, broke the news.
After the surgery, the leader of the opposition Popular Force party, spoke about it. “At the moment he is in the ICU (intensive care unit) and will be evaluated in the next few hours and, as he recovers, the doctors will decide on his return to the Centenario clinic,” he told reporters.
In addition, he reported that doctors found that “one of the arteries was 70% clogged.” And he added that “we hope that this Government guarantees the life and health of my father like any other inmate.”
For the former presidential candidate, a change in prison for her father “would be an attempt on his life”, something that has happened with other inmates in recent weeks. It should be noted that the Executive is open to the possibility of transferring Fujimori to a common maximum security prison. He is currently serving a sentence in the Barbadillo prison, where he enjoys exclusive amenities.
Moments before the operation
A few hours before the 83-year-old ex-president entered the operating room, the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) said that the “invasive cardiac procedure” that Fujimori would undergo, “will force him to remain in intensive care.”
Two days earlier, he had already suffered a decompensation that earned him transfer to the clinic from the prison where he has been serving a sentence for crimes against humanity since 2007.
At that time, Alejandro Aguinaga, the former president’s personal physician and Fujimori congressman, indicated that “Fujimori’s oxygen saturation had dropped to 85% and he presented pain in his chest and head.” And he revealed that the former president “has needed oxygen assistance to breathe for approximately four months.”
For his part, Keiko Fujimori had already advanced in his social networks that “my father’s state of health is delicate.” And he added that “his heart problem has worsened. For that reason I went to the clinic today to give my consent for other types of measures. He already gave his as well. The board of cardiologists will decide the next steps in the next few hours. “.
This last transfer is part of a periodic series of admissions to the clinic due to his delicate state of health. However, they are attributed to different evils. Among them, arterial hypertension, a lumbar hernia, gastritis, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and lesions on the tongue, known as leukoplakia, of which he was operated up to six times.
Judgment of Alberto Fujimori
The former president was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity. He has been in prison since 2007. Among the crimes for which he was sentenced are the Barrios Altos (1991) and La Cantuta (1992) massacres. They were perpetrated by the covert military group Colina, and left 25 dead.
They also weigh against him charges of usurpation of functions, embezzlement, corruption crimes, and the kidnapping of a businessman and a journalist.
However, the Peruvian Justice is evaluating to try Fujimori for two more cases: forced sterilizations and the Pativilca massacre (1992) where six people were murdered at the hands of the Colina group.
With EFE and local media