Saturday, 16th February 2013
Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Former Minister Mentor and First Prime Minister of Singapore, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital after experiencing a suspected transient ischaemic attack (happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time) associated with a prolonged episode of atrial fibrillation (or irregular heartbeat). Mr Lee has recovered but will remain warded for a few days for the doctors to adjust his medication and for observation. The patient which had a transient ischaemic attack will have stroke-like symptoms but will clear in less than 24 hours.
Update: Mr. Lee Kuan Yew was discharged from Singapore General Hospital on the 17 Feb 2013 and is resting at home. SGH doctors are following up with him to optimise his anti-coagulation therapy.