President Mauricio Macri has resumed official duties after suffering an arrhythmia on Friday afternoon. “I am fit to keep working,” he said at an event in Lomas de Zamora.
On Friday the president was taken to Olivos clinic after an atrial fibrillation, or an anormal heart rhythm, characterised by rapid and irregular beating. He underwent four hours of medical examinations before being discharged close to midnight.
The Casa Rosada had initially tried to downplay the incident, denying Macri had been hospitalised, but on Saturday the presidential medical team issued a statement.
“At 3pm he had unclear symptoms and a test showed a common arrhythmia. At around 7pm, as the normal rhythm had not returned, we decided to take him to the clinic and do the corresponding examinations (blood tests, echocardiography), and it returned. We let him rest, and as progress was good, he was discharged,” said Simón Salzberg.
Macri rested at the Los Abrojos quinta over the weekend, and today thanked well-wishers for their messages, saying “I am fit to keep working together for Argentina that we dream of.”