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Russia / Yeltsin's Heart Problems / Doctor Interviews #168796

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Gillian Findlay) Admissions in a frank exclusive interview that Russian President Boris Yeltsin suffered a second heart attack this year presented. [Heart surgeon Dr. Renat AKCHURIN - says this attack had not been publicly acknowledged.] [Head of anesthesia Dr. Michael LEPILIN - says there is considerable risk in Yeltsin's surgery.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Famed heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey of the Baylor School of Medicine said flying to Russia to consult with Yeltsin's physicians. [DeBAKEY - reacts to learning Yeltsin had a second attack.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: John McWethy) The political ramifications if Yeltsin were to die discussed.

Reporter(s):
Findlay, Gillian;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:04:10

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