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Richard Holbrooke Critical Condition following heart surgery

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Richard Holbrooke Critical Condition following heart surgery
Holbrooke in ‘Critical Condition’ After Surgery to Repair AortaDecember 11, 2010, 11:25 AM ESTMORE FROM BUSINESSWEEK Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, “is in critical condition and has been joined by his family” after heart surgery, State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley said.Doctors this morning “completed surgery to repair a tear in his aorta,” Crowley said in an e-mailed statement. Holbrooke was admitted to George Washington University Hospital yesterday.Holbrooke, 69, has spent the last two years traveling to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and seeking support from allies to help promote economic development and stabilize the neighboring countries that have been plagued by terrorism.Holbrooke felt ill while working on the seventh floor of the State Department headquarters, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office is located, Crowley said yesterday.

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