Argentina’s President Macri Returns Home After Arrhythmia Bout

  • Brief hospitalization for tests after feeling ill on Friday
  • Former Buenos Aires mayor, 57, took the reins in December

Argentine President Mauricio Macri returned home after being hospitalized briefly in Buenos Aires for an irregular heartbeat, according to his press office.

Macri, 57, was taken in for precautionary studies after he reported not feeling well Friday afternoon during an event in Buenos Aires, according to one statement. He was taken to the hospital to undergo tests around 7:30 p.m. local time.

After studies were done for a mild arrhythmia, Macri was resting at his residence, the presidential press office said in a separate statement. He will have more tests done, according to a Twitter posting by Cronista.

Macri, who took office in December, has overseen Argentina’s reconciliation with holdout creditors and implemented measures to unwind protectionist policies put in place by his predecessor, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The former two-time mayor of the City of Buenos Aires and president of the Boca Juniors soccer club has held various official events and meetings daily and traveled abroad and domestically in his almost six months in office.

In January Macri was prescribed a few days of rest after fracturing a rib while playing with his young daughter.

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