Doctors Describe Enrile's Condition "Life-Threatening"
Ringo | On 15, Jul 2014
The doctors who checked Senator Juan Ponce Enrile said his condition is “life-threatening.” The Philippine General Hospital director Dr. Jose Gonzales said in a written report that the following conditions “singly and collectively… pose a significant risk of life-threatening events on Enrile:”
- uncontrolled hypertension that may lead to brain or heart complications, including a recurrence of stroke.
- arryhthmia or irregular heartbeat that may lead to fatal or non-fatal cardiovascular events especially under stress.
- Coronary classification which is associated with coronary artery disease, which may indicate a future risk of heart attacks under stress.
It is also noted that Enrile is suffering from:
- chronic hypertension dating back as early as 1990
- astherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with previous history of cerebrovascular disease and coronary artery calcifications.
- arrhythmia or irregular heart beat documented by a Holter monitor.
- high blood sugar or diabetes
- bronchial asthma
- gait or balance disorder
- age-related mascular degeneration on both eyes
- past history of upper gastro-internal bleeding
- history of of benign prostate hypertrophy
In line with this the PGH recommended that Enrile should undergo further observations with referral to medical supplies and appropriate medical resources to respond with these life-threatening conditions.
Enrile was one of the three senators accused of malversing public funds to own benefits. He allegedly allocated his Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) to bogus non-government organization (NGO) built by Janet-Lim Napoles in exchange of commission.
He allegedly received a total of P172 million from Napoles.