Mother Teresa Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure
CALCUTTA, India (AP) _ Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, recovering from a heart attack she suffered in September, has been re-admitted to a nursing home with high blood pressure, her doctor said today.
The 79-year-old Roman Catholic nun was taken to the Woodlands Nursing Home Wednesday night after she complained of giddiness, said Sister Dorothy, a member of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.
Mother Teresa took ill Wednesday afternoon hours after she met visitors for the first time since she left the Woodlands Nursing Home Oct. 14, said the hospital’s cardiologist, Dr. Ashim Bardhan.
Sister Dorothy said a special prayer was said for Mother Teresa today at the Missionaries of Charity headquarters.
Mother Teresa won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for the work of her worldwide charity, which cares for the destitute and dying on six continents.
She was hospitalized Sept. 5 with a high fever and acute vomiting. She suffered a heart attack three days later. Her condition worsened until a temporary pacemaker stabilized her heart.
Doctors attributed the illness to her hectic schedule.
The Yugoslav-born nun founded the charity in October 1959 in an abandoned hostel donated by the city. The order, which was formally recognized by the Vatican in 1965, expanded and now has 3,000 nuns working in 87 countries.