French President Sarkozy Hospitalized Overnight After Collapse

July 26, 2009

(ChattahBox) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy was hospitalized Sunday, after falling ill while jogging at his weekend retreat near Paris. The 54-year-old president, an avid runner and cyclist, stumbled and felt faint during his Sunday morning run with a team of bodyguards at La Lanterne, his weekend residence in Versailles, but did not lose consciousness.

Mr Sarkozy’s wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, rushed to the scene on a scooter, according to witnesses. Two helicopters landed in the woods shortly afterwards, and Mr Sarkozy was transported to the hospital in Paris.

Advisers announced he had suffered a “minor vasovagal episode”  a problem with the vagal nerve in the brain which slows the heart rate and blood pressure and can occur during exercise. He was expected to have further tests and remain in the Val-de-Grace military hospital overnight. Sarkozy, who took office in 2007, was briefly hospitalized that year for treatment of angina.


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