Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner had an arterial stent implanted after a medical exam yesterday found one of his coronary arteries was blocked, the government said in a statement.

“The intervention was successful and the patient remains hospitalized as part of his recovery,” a statement today by presidential doctors Luis Buonomo and Marcelo Ballesteros said.

Kirchner, 60, husband of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has suffered two other major health problems since he took office as the head of South America’s second-biggest economy in 2003. In February, he had surgery to clear blockage in his carotid artery, and in 2004 he was hospitalized for intestinal problems.

Kirchner, a father of two and former lawyer, is currently a congressman representing Buenos Aires province and the head of the Union of South American Nations, known as Unasur.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bill Faries in Buenos Aires at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.