Argentine leader expected to get medical clearance

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The doctors of President Cristina Fernandez are expected to give her medical clearance to return to work one month after a blood clot was removed from her brain.

The doctors expect the 60-year-old will slowly begin resuming some duties after her recuperation period at the presidential residence outside Buenos Aires.

She’s scheduled to get some tests on her heart and nervous system at the Fundacion Favaloro hospital late Friday.

Argentina’s dominant political force underwent surgery on Oct. 8 to remove the clot pressuring her brain.  She’s been in total repose and hasn’t appeared in public since.

The presidency still hasn’t explained the Aug. 12 head trauma they said created the condition. 

Medical specialists say that Fernandez will be unable to travel by plane or attend large events for a time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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