Meri hospitalized with blood clot

  • 2005-11-18
  • By TBT staff
Former Estonian president Lennart Meri was hospitalised with a serious blood clot on Tuesday, the daily SL Ohtuleht reported.

Mart Meri, the president's son and adviser, rushed his father to the hospital with a deep vein inflammation at 23:00 on Nov. 15, the paper reported.

"The doctors said the threat of a thrombosis was quite real, but after the prescription of a treatment the threat declined fourfold and has now almost disappeared," Mart Meri said.

It remains unclear how long the former president will stay in hospital, but Mart Meri said he would likely be transferred to a rehabilitation ward until the inflammation completely recedes.