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Mother Teresa in Coronary Unit, Health Failing

August 23, 1993| From Associated Press

NEW DELHI — The health of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa deteriorated Sunday, and doctors moved her to a coronary unit after she developed trouble breathing.

The problem was caused by lung congestion and "because of an unstable heart condition," said a statement from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

The Roman Catholic nun was admitted to the hospital on Friday with malaria, a tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes.

Mother Teresa, who will turn 83 on Friday, has had problems breathing since Saturday.

"She was shifted to the coronary care unit because her heart condition needs continuous monitoring," said the hospital spokesman, B. K. Dash. Her condition was described as stable.

Mother Teresa was fitted with a pacemaker after suffering a second heart attack in 1989. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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