The Prime Minister's Little Flutter: Statesmen Deny Illness for Fear of Alarming the Public and Keep on Going. but Far More Worrying Is a Less Than Healthy Leader Spaced out on Medication
Cook, Margaret, New Statesman (1996)
Now that Tony has been a sensible chap and got his little health problem sorted out, he probably wants to draw a line underneath events and move on. And I'm sure we all wish him well in this aim. Yet, now 51 and approaching the age where such nuisances will crop up with greater frequency, he needs admonishing. He has dragged his feet most irresponsibly over this atrial flutter. Perhaps the name, redolent of frivolity, misled him. After all, his own cardiologist dumbed down the seriousness by dismissing it as an irregular heartbeat. Yet, besides sudden death, arrhythmias can cause such complications as blackouts and heart failure, embolic strokes, gangrene or renal compromise, to name but a few. This is not an illness to dismiss lightly and ignore for fear of …
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Publication information: Article title: The Prime Minister's Little Flutter: Statesmen Deny Illness for Fear of Alarming the Public and Keep on Going. but Far More Worrying Is a Less Than Healthy Leader Spaced out on Medication. Contributors: Cook, Margaret - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 133. Issue: 4709 Publication date: October 11, 2004. Page number: 13. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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