martes, agosto 01, 2006

Dictator Fidel Castro had been operated in CIMEQ Hospital.

According to information received directly from Cuba, Castro is on the fifth floor of CIMEQ, a hospital located in the outskirts of the City of Havana.

Hours before the news broke; one source with connections in Cuba told The Miami Herald that no one had been allowed into or out of the CIMEDQ state security hospital in Havana since Sunday. Employees could not leave at shift change and incoming staffers were not allowed in.

No news about Castro's condition after surgery Little was known of Fidel Castro's condition Tuesday after the Cuban dictator underwent an operation and temporarily turned over the leadership of the country to his brother Raul, who is 75 years old and has been an alcoholic for most of his adult life.

The surprise announcement that Castro had been operated on to repair a "sharp intestinal crisis with sustained bleeding" stunned Cubans on the island and in exile, and marked the first time that Castro, two weeks away from 80th birthday, had relinquished power in 47 years of absolute rule.

More information about CIMEQ can be found here

3 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Latest news about Castro's health

Contrary to what WPLG Channel 10,ABC subsidiary in Miami, reported during their 6 PM newscast

yesterday, the Round Table program was broadcast last night as usual. However, not one word was said about the two Castro brothers. The entire program was about sports and the recently completed

Central American and Caribbean games. The athletes that participated in the games were interviewed.

Juanita Castro dijo...

Hermana de Fidel asegura que Castro salió de cuidados intensivos

El líder cubano, Fidel Castro, abandonó la unidad de cuidados intensivos en la que se encontraba tras ser sometido a una operación quirúrgica para cortar una hemorragia intestinal, anunció hoy en Miami su hermana, Juanita Castro.

En declaraciones al canal 6 de televisión de Miami, perteneciente a la cadena NBC, Juanita Castro indicó que una persona conocida con la que habló en La Habana le comunicó que el líder cubano estaba a la espera de ver cómo evoluciona tras la operación.

'Pero ya ha salido de cuidados intensivos', añadió Juanita Castro, quién abandonó Cuba en 1964 por las diferencias políticas con su hermano.

Inside Surgery dijo...

"I can say that it (Castro's health) is stable, but a real evolution in my health takes time."

This seems to indicate that his perioperative period was stable, but that the overall prognosis is in doubt, based on the condition necessitating the surgery, rather than the surgery itself. This would most likely point to a malignancy, where many patients have "successful surgery" but do not have surgical cures. Tumors that fit into this "intestinal category" are pancreatic adenocarcinoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, colon cancer, stomach cancer and hepatobiliary cancer. In addition, they may be hinting at the placement of a gastrostomy tube (a tube placed into the stomach that relieves bowel obstruction) for diffuse carcinomatosis.