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Mother Teresa’s Hospital Condition Improves

January 11, 1992

LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) _ Mother Teresa’s condition was upgraded from fair to good Friday as she recovers from pneumonia and a heart condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

″Mother Teresa has told her doctors that she feels much better and looks forward to returning to her work,″ Sue Pondrom of Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation said in a statement.

The 81-year-old Roman Catholic nun who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her charity work in Calcutta, India, was moved from the hospital’s intensive care unit to a private room Wednesday. She takes short daily walks, her doctors said.

She became ill while visiting Tijuana, Mexico, and was hospitalized Dec. 26 with bacterial pneumonia.

The pneumonia triggered a brief congestive heart failure and doctors performed a balloon angioplasty to force open coronary arteries. She also suffered recurring chest pains and developed an irregular heartbeat, which were treated with medication.

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