Yesterday, Carlos Reutemann had to be operated on again when an internal hemorrhage was registered. The picture began in the middle of last week when the former Formula One driver attended a clinic in the city of Santa Fe by his own means, experiencing severe discomfort. The doctors immediately arranged for his hospitalization. After the first studies – which revealed internal bleeding – he was referred to the intensive care room. Stabilized and with a defined condition, his doctors arranged for his transfer to Rosario to continue with the indicated treatment.
“Senator Carlos Reutemann is recovering from constant digestive hemorrhages. These hemorrhages have characteristics that bleed, stop and bleed again,” said Grupo Oroño director Roberto Villavicencio after performing an “enteroscopy” at the that the former governor of Santa Fe was submitted yesterday.
The doctor clarified that “the procedure that was carried out is summarized in an endoscopy of the intestine to analyze the severity of the bleeding.” Villavicencio announced that “the corresponding therapeutic decisions will be made with the results.”
In this way, Reutemann continues in intensive care at the Sanatorio Parque, where he was transferred from a clinic in the city of Santa Fe where he had been hospitalized since last Wednesday, in a medical helicopter. After verifying the bleeding, the doctors decided to house him from Saturday in the intensive care unit. In this sense, the communication of the doctors in yesterday’s part highlights that “the patient does not require respiratory assistance”, and in the statements of the medical director it was made clear that “he does not suffer from covid 19, and it is important to dispel those rumors” . “In addition, the senator is housed in this sanatorium, which is specifically non-covid,” Villavicencio said.
“The condition is unstable due to the characteristics of the disease,” said the doctor who described the last episode as “a hemorrhage of the lower digestive tract”, which can be diagnosed and treated through a new “endoscopic video capsule” that consists of ingesting a pill that generates images as it passes through the digestive tract. “It is a non-invasive filming system, which covers the entire digestive tract and those areas that are inaccessible for endoscopic studies by oral and anal routes of the small intestine. This allows us to know how many sources of bleeding the patient has, and obtain a accurate diagnosis, “he explained.
This is not the first time that Reutemann has required medical assistance for his digestive conditions. It should be remembered that he had undergone surgery in 2017, in New York City, where he remained for weeks, for a biliary deficiency. The doctors who treat Lole are aware of that situation and the possible consequences that led to the current state.
Although it is the norm of the medical institution to give information through the official parties or in the word of the head of the institution, the public nature of the patient causes that there is a bustle that has as a limit the entrance to the sanatorium to which only relationships have access intimate of the ex-runner: some family member and friends who are not precisely from his political activity.