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article imageUsher's Wife Had Heart Attack Prior To Cosmetic Surgery

By KJ Mullins     Feb 12, 2009 in Health
Tameka Foster was in a coma after she suffered a heart attack during liposuction. The coma was medically induced for 24 hours. She is now said to be recovering at that hospital.
Prior to the scheduled cosmetic surgery at Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil Foster had problems during the anesthetization. She stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest.
It has been said that Doctor Gabriel Hunt, a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles was flown to the Brazilian hospital to treat Foster during the past weekend.
He left San Paulo on Monday.
Usher rushed to his wife's side when she fell ill. reports:
His spokeswoman Simone Smalls has not released details on Tameka's illness, only saying: "Tameka is in stable condition. Her husband is with her at the hospital. The family requests privacy at this difficult time."
Foster has in the past had complications from routine surgery.
Being 'put to sleep' is one of the most most dangerous parts of any operation.
The family has requested total privacy on Foster's condition and the hospital is complying with that.
Often following cardiac and respiratory arrest a medically induced coma for 24 hours is used so that doctors can cool a patient and reduce brain cell death. It has not been said that this procedure happened in Foster's care.
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