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Veterans Memorial head confirms Arroyo’s ‘choking sensation’

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CHOKING Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leaves Makati Medical Center after a checkup on Thursday. RICHARD REYES

MANILA, Philippines – Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is experiencing choking sensations and its cause was seen in a Quantum Electrochemistry Examination the previous day, the head of the Veterans’ Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Nona Legaspi, confirmed Friday.

“At the onset I confirm a positive yield during the examination, based on the report of our medical team who observed the procedure, but it was a wet [initial] reading and we are still waiting for the official written medical report from Dr Robert Anastacio,” Legaspi told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a telephone interview.

The government doctor, however, declined to issue an official statement on what sources close to Arroyo had described as a “life-threatening condition of the former president.”

“We are waiting for the medical report and… the prognosis to study them and to come out with our own assessment,” Legaspi said.

She added that despite new findings on the medical condition of the former chief executive, no added medication has been administered to Arroyo.

“No added medication, but she was advised to wear always the neck brace,” she said.

She said also that Arroyo has not made any request since her trip to the Makati Medical Center on Thursday for the test.

She added that in case the choking episodes of GMA get worse and require immediate attention, the hospital’s doctors could attend to her initial needs.

“The presidential suite where she is staying is very near the emergency room and we have capable doctors who could perform tracheostomy,” Legaspi said, referring to surgical formation of an opening into the tracheo through the skin to enable a patient to breathe.

A source close to the Arroyo family said Thursday that the test conducted on the former president showed that the titanium implants around her neck spine were “protruding” or pressing against the esophagus, causing the choking sensation.

Legaspi confirmed this but would venture no explanation for why the implant was pressing against the esophagus.

She said that as she received the medical report of Anastacio, doctors at Veterans Memorial would study it and submit their own recommendation to higher authorities.

“We will make an official announcement based on our assessment of the examination and will make a proper recommendation,” Legaspi said.

She also disclosed that Anastacio, a cardiologist, was the personal choice of Arroyo to conduct the Quantum Electrochemistry Examination on her.

She described Quantum Electrochemistry Examination as a modern diagnostic tool, “the future medicine because of its efficiency in detecting even the tiniest molecules.”


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Tags: Choking sensation , Dr. Nona Legaspi , Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo , Health , Veterans’ Memorial Medical Center


  • filipinaskoh

    Whoever that source who said that GMA’s condition is life threatening is really a liar. It could be Horn or Topacio who disseminate such issue. Sila lang naman ang matitnding tagapagtanggol ni GMA kaya nga si Topacio willing pa nyang ipa alis ang mga BALLs nya just to protect GMA.(May balls pa kaya sya ngayon?)

    Wala pa palang medical report atat-na atat ng makaalis ng bansa, halatang obvious na namang pakulo ito. 

    Hoy! gloring marami tayong magagagling na Doktor sa Pilipinas, na kayang kaya kang gamutin. Wag kang mag alala pag inoperahan ka “they will never put the little girl to sleep” kasi ooperahan kang gising! GETS MO!!!

  • tsugtsug

    may bagong gimik na naman si pandak. desperate na kasing makatakas dahil corona is sinking like the great titanic. takot na takot na dahil bumabagsak na mga defenders na inilagay nya sa pwesto. kailangan bantayan mabuti mga lungga ng mga daga sa veterans hospital, baka duon magdaan si bansot.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2J4DJQPQ4PON73N3KBZYXCNCM Francis

    Si elena horn muna ipalit kay gma sa hospital arrest.. kc dina babalik si gma pag alis nya ng pinas.

  • Hey_Dudes

    That choking sensation is not the fault of the Filipino people.  Whatever it is and what led it to result giving her discomfort is pale in comparison to the billions of pesos deprived the poor people of the country through her massive looting and raping of the Philippine treasury.  The Filipino people do not owe her anything.  If at all, she spent well having her doctors at St. Crooks do all her medical requirement – sue them and leave the Filipino alone in your distress.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    may niluluto na namang scenario itong pamilyang mandarambong….

  • aSwedishguy

     300 families homeless as fire hits depressed area in Cebu

    Gloria,, i guess your choking sensation are of little interest, if you haven’t  looting the country for the last century maybe this people should have had more secure livelihoods today

    • TagaKalos

      Ikaw may pagkasira ang iyong ulo. Ano naman ang kinalaman ni Gloria sa sunog sa Cebu? Ikaw ang isa sa mga sira ulo na nagbablog dito na dapat ay balatan ng buhay, tadtarin ng pinongpino at ipakain kay Lolong! 

  • jr_06498

    Aba talaga pa lang mahusay na artista itong magnanakaw na dating presidente ng Pilipinas, siguro dahilan sa may nagsabi sa kaniya na kamukha siya ni Nora Aunor kaya kumagat naman ang mandaranbong.

    Hoy! Magdusa ka, pumilipit sana ang dila mo sa mga kawalanghiyaan ginawa mo kasama ang pamilya mo.

    Bakit ba hindi pa tapusin ng tapusin ang kaso ng mandarambong na iyan?

    Sandaling lang baka naman may kinalaman ang walang hiya sa $10 million ni Corona?

    Ang asawa nag biyahe sa abroad, parang mayroong niluluto ang grupo ng mga kriminal.

    Talagang ganyan ang buhay Gloria, pana-panahon lang hindi natutulog ang diyos, nakikita niya ang mga kahayupan na ginawa ninyong mag asawa.

  • aSwedishguy

    There are millions of Filipinos suffering from all kind of sickness around the Philippines each and every minute who cant even afford to buy the simplest medicine

    Why should someone care about this DISGUSTING person ??

  • jr_06498

    Talaga naman dahilan sa napaka sama ng ginawa mo sa aming mga Pilipino, kaya hindi sexual sensation ang nangyayari sa iyo, at sa halip choking sensation, mag dusa ka.

    • http://www.facebook.com/abelboy.callejo Abel Melquiades Lastimosa Call

      wag naman kayong ganyan… siguro may naitulong naman siguro siyang kabutihan kahit konti. total tapos na ang termino nya, taposin na rin natin ang mga pangu-ngutya sa kanyang administrasyon. kahit ganun, tingnan mo kawawa din siya tingnan.

      • jr_06498

        Alam mo Abel hindi siguro matatapos ang mga salitang may pangungutya kung ang pinag uukulan ng mga salita
        ay marunong tumanggap ng kasalanan.

        Mag sabi ka kung ano ang naitulong ni GLORIA? Magbanggit ka ng sampung magandang bagay na mabibilang mo sa sampung daliri sa ating mga kamay na ginawa ni GLORIA para sa kabutihang Pilipino?

        Si GLORIA ay bahagi ng masasamang lahi para ating mga Pilipino, At hindi mo kaylan man tapusin ang mga bagay na hindi pa nasisimulan. Sino si GLORIA nakakaawa? Pag palain ng diyos sa sinabi mo, Pero hindi makatuwiran, sa kahirapan nating mga Pilipino sa kabila ng ating mga kabutihan at pagiging matiisin sa kahirapan, sa kabila ng ating pag wawalang bahala sa ano mang hirap, nakukuha pa rin nating ang tumawa, pero kung ganiyan ang gagawin ng isang pangulo pa ng ating bansa ang man loloko sa kapwa niya Pilipino, hindi makatwuiran na tapusin ng walang kabuluhan.

        2012/5/11 Disqus

  • jr_06498

    Alam mo GLORIA, sabi ng LOLO ko nahirinan ka lang. At bumigay naman ang Doktor, mayroon pa sinasabi na QUANTUM. Quantum of what? Quantum of shameless, o baka naman KOTONG hindi Quantum o WANTON?  Tigil tigilan na nga ninyong gustong mag kakuwarta, lalo na kayong mga doktor, mahilig kayong gumamit ng terminology na halos hindi na iintindihan naming mga dukhang Pilipino. Nasinok lang si GLORIA, akala mo mamamatay na, ang LOLA ko kapag nasisinok kumukuha ng sinulid at binabasa ng laway at nilulukot ang sinulid at idinidikit sa noo, tapos na, eh kayong mga doktor payroon pa kayong pa QUANTUM.. QUANTUM, mag kano ba ang KOTONG? 

  • jr_06498

    Sandali lang this coming Sunday is Mothers Day, I would like to greet you GLORIA,

    HAPPY MURDERS DAY.

  • Ommm

    The choking sensation is a paranormal insight into what most Filipinos would like to do to you….

  • jiroarturo

    Kumain siguro si GMA ng talakitok. Matinik yon isdang yon. Matinik lang siguro siya. Wala bang hilot sa Veterans Hospital? Try muna kayang pakainin ng saging.

  • don1974

    It seems that GMA is either misdiagnosed or misadvised.  Choking is defined in the webster dictionary: “to have the trachea blocked entirely or partly”.  The Quantum Electrochemistry result as announced by a close aide of GMA revealed that the choking sensation is due to the titanium implant protruding or pressing against the “esophagus”.  The esophagus is the tube that transports the food from the oral cavity to the stomach. The trachea on the other hand is an airway thus obstruction of this part would cause choking sensation.  Her symptoms therefore should primarily  be difficulty of swallowing and not choking since the esophagus is involved in the passage of food and is not an airway.  Better have her evaluated by an ENT, pulmonologist or gastroenterologist because these are their field of expertise and not by a cardiologist.

    • bugaboomang

      nothing could be more precise than your observation.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Sige i-approve nyo na kasi… kawawa naman itsura. Payagan nyo nang…. mamatay.

  • kismaytami

    Baka sabihin na naman ng mga duktor, kailangang magamot si Arroyo sa ibang bansa… Dahil sa sinok???

    Ang pinaka-mabisang gamot sa choking ay ang pag-batok.

  • TotallyMessedupMen

    If I were her, I would give back the money I stole from the people while I still live.

    By the way, it’s sad to find her husband roaming loose and going places while she suffers.  He obviously used her and look at her now.

  • taga_davao

    GMA ibalik mo muna ang perang nikakaw mo sa mga Pilipino dagdag pambili ng barko at aeroplano panglaban sa china bago ka matudas. Ipacheck mo na lang yan sa albularyo Mrs. FAKE President. What you are today is the result of your past. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW…

  • joeldcndcn

    TSK, TSK, TSK,  the corrupt glo arroyo is going abroad for medical surgery, WHAT, THOSE FILIPINO SURGEONS DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO IT,  THEY SHOULD REQUIRE A FOREIGN SURGEON TO TEACH THEM, HA, HA, HA? WELL, MIKE ARROYO JUST ARRIVED FROM ABROAD, HE MUST HAVE “ARRANGED” AN “ASYLUM” COUNTRY FOR BOTH OF THEM IF ALLOWED TO GO, THESE 2 WON’T COME BACK, THEY WOULD DIE THERE WITHOUT GETTING BACK, THEIR DOLLAR DEPOSITS ARE ALL IN OVERSEAS BANKS, YOU CAN ASK SEN PETER CAYETANO ON THESE, PNOY IS JUST “PLAYING” GAMES WITH THE CORRUPT ARROYO FAMILY, TSK, TSK, TSK!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GRPADSYKIWHCNVFJI7E2UAS4JA TomD

    Parang pagkain lang yan.Sa dami ng kasalanan ni GMA sa mga PILIPINO kaya nakakaramdam ng CHOKING SENSATION.Ibalik ninyo ang mga NAKAW na yan at biglang galing ka na.Pero sa tingin ko umaarte na naman na may sakit.

  • maximilianb

    Queen Minimus needs to get used to that “choking sensation,” for it presages her doom.
     

  • http://twitter.com/FilipinoPower2 Filipino Power

    CAN YOU NOTICE IN 10 YEARS GLORIA ARROYO ADMINISTRATION SHE DID NOT CARE OUR SEA TERRITORIAL THAT IS WAY CHINA AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES ENJOY USING OUR SEA WATER. SHE FOCUS HOW THEY CORRUPT THE MONEY FROM FILIPINOS.
    CAN YOU NOTICE MOST OF THE DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT AGENCY HAD CORRUPTIONS   
    AND NO ONE ARROYO ALLIES PUT IN JAIL.

  • Russell Ariola

    Ganyan talaga pag napakasama mong tao. Yung mga bagay na kakatwa na mahirap mangyari, nangyayari.

    Sabi nga eh buhay pa pero hinihila na sa impiyerno.. tsk. tsk.

  • Timothy Joseph Herrera

    Quantum Electrochemistry Examination? This is a fake procedure. Try to google it, there is very little data about it. And why would you need something that “detects the tiniest molecule” to scan titanium implants which can be seen with a high resolution x-ray? This is just blatant lying in order to argue a trip abroad, and then goodbye gloria.

  • dadwel

    Choking Sensation?  Ano ba kasi isinusubo ni GMA? ummmmm…. 

    Maybe that is a “Divine Justice Sensation”.

  • TAGALOGAKU

    E, ANU BA NAMAN KUNG MAG-CHOKE NGA.. SA TALAGANG GANUN LANG NAMAN ANG BUHAY.. UNA-UNA LANG…  SI FPJ NGA PARANG NAG-CHOKE LANG DIN NAMAN YUN SA SAMA NG LOOB…  SI PANDAK.. MATAGAL NG MASAMA ANG LOOB DAHIL SA LIMITADONG GALAW NYA… ” CHOKING SENSATION”  PA LANG ANG NARARAMDAMAN.

  • RobertoMagtuytoy

    Sino kaya ang kinuha ni MAM GMA?  Umalis lang saglit si BOSS Mike..nabilaukan na agad….hheheheh..NEGRO siguro?



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