Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rican ex-President Óscar Arias hospitalized for pacemaker adjustment

November 24, 2014

UPDATE, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, 5:34 p.m.: Óscar Arias was discharged from the hospital at 3:30 p.m. on Monday. “Dr. Oscar Arias was discharged in excellent condition,” Clínica Bíbilica Medical Director Jorge Cortés said in a press release. “He was prescribed rest and subsequent checkups.”  

Original story continues here:

Costa Rica’s two-term president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Óscar Arias Sánchez, 74, was admitted to the Clínica Biblica Hospital in downtown San José in the early hours Saturday to undergo a pacemaker adjustment. Doctors had implanted the pacemaker last Wednesday.

The hospital’s director, Jorge Cortés, said, “The cardiac pacemaker needs to be calibrated during follow-up checkups after it is implanted, and we decided to hospitalize him [Arias]. He is in stable condition.”

Arias, who was president in 1986-1990 and again from 2006-2010, is asthmatic, and currently is recovering from surgery on his right foot last May following a tendon rupture.

Cortés on Monday morning said doctors are waiting for test results to determine if they will discharge the former president.

On his Facebook and Twitter profiles, Arias sent messages saying he is in good condition. On Sunday, he posted two photographs taken with Indian-American writer, lecturer and physician Deepak Chopra, who visited him at the hospital.

Chopra is in Costa Rica to lecture on Monday and had agreed to meet with Arias for lunch on Saturday at the ex-president’s home. Instead, he went to the hospital for the visit.

Con motivo de la visita de Deepak Chopra a Costa Rica ,habíamos quedado de almorzar juntos en mi casa. El almuerzo lo…

Oscar Arias 发布于 2014年11月23日

You may be interested

Costa Rica to reapply restrictions in Greater Metropolitan Area
Costa Rica
21086 views
Costa Rica
21086 views

Costa Rica to reapply restrictions in Greater Metropolitan Area

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2020

Costa Rica will apply stricter health restrictions within the Greater Metropolitan Area in response to Wednesday's record-breaking increase in coronavirus…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 1, 2020
Costa Rica
21086 views
Costa Rica
21086 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 1, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 294 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 3,753 cumulative known cases, the Health…

EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countries
Latin America
1182 views
Latin America
1182 views

EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countries

Chantal Valery and AFP bureaus - July 1, 2020

The European Union reopened its borders on Wednesday to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where coronavirus…