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Brazil’s president has partial coronary obstruction

October 20, 2017

Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s presidential palace says that President Michel Temer has been diagnosed with a partial coronary obstruction.

In a statement emailed on Friday, Temer’s press office said aspirin and a low-fat diet are being used to treat the 77-year-old president.

The statement added that catheterization is not being considered for the moment and that Temer will be submitted to periodic exams to monitor his condition.

The statement confirmed a news report posted Friday by the Brasilia-based Poder 360 website.

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