Emperor Akihito having complications from heart surgery

March 26, 2012

For the second time in two weeks, HIM Emperor Akihito has had fluid drained from his chest as he recovers from heart surgery.  The Emperor reported being short of breath and was scheduled for the procedure on Tuesday at the palace.  This was the second time the Emperor has needed fluid drained since undergoing heart bypass surgery last month after being diagnosed with angina.

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