Jayalalithaa continues to be "very critical"

Updated - December 05, 2016 03:19 pm IST

Published - December 05, 2016 12:51 pm IST

CHENNAI; AIADMK General Secretary J.Jayalalithaa.Photo: K_Pichumani

CHENNAI; AIADMK General Secretary J.Jayalalithaa.Photo: K_Pichumani

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa “continues to be very critical,” a day after suffering cardiac arrest, and is on various life support systems, Apollo Hospitals said on Monday.

Ms. Jayalalithaa, who had a cardiac arrest last evening “continues to be very critical and is on ECMO and other life support systems,” Apollo Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Subbiah Viswanthan said in a statement.

“The Honourable Chief Minister is being treated and closely monitored by a team of experts,” he added.

The 68-year-old Ms. Jayalalithaa has been put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a heart assist device, and was under the watch of experts, including cardiologists.

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