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World - Europe

Chronology of Yeltsin's health problems

October 9, 1999
Web posted at: 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT)


  • October 9, 1999 -- He is hospitalized for what his spokesman says is the flu and a fever.

  • February 27, 1999 -- Yeltsin returns to the hospital because further treatment for the ulcer is necessary

  • January 17, 1999 -- He is hospitalized for almost two weeks with a bleeding ulcer.

  • November 22, 1998 -- Yeltsin is rushed to the hospital with pneumonia and fever. A week later, a spokesman acknowledges that he suffered "several" heart attacks during the 1996 election campaign.

  • October 26, 1998 -- He cancels a trip to Austria because of what is described as unstable blood pressure and extreme fatigue. The next day he checks into the Barvikha sanitarium outside Moscow.

  • October 12, 1998 -- Yeltsin cuts short trip to Kazakstan because of bronchitis.

  • March 13, 1998 -- He suffers from what is described as acute laryngitis, an inflammation of the larynx and trachea. Doctors advise him to stay in bed.

  • January 8, 1997 -- Hospitalized for a 12-day treatment of what doctors describe as "double pneumonia," he then spends a month recuperating at his country residence.

  • November 5, 1996 -- Yeltsin undergoes quintuple heart bypass surgery at the Moscow Cardiological Center.

  • June 1996 -- Yeltsin disappears from public view for the final week before the presidential election. Aides cite a sore throat, his wife blames a cold, but his doctor later acknowledges it was a heart attack

  • October 26, 1995 -- Hospitalized for nearly a month with heart problems, he then spends another month recuperating at a government rest home.

  • July 11, 1995 -- Hospitalized for two weeks with acute heart trouble, he then recuperates for two weeks at a government sanitarium

  • September 1991 -- Heart trouble forces Yeltsin to stop work for two days and later to recuperate for two weeks by the Black Sea.

Copyright 1999   The Associated Press. All rights reserved.



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