Henry Kissinger in New York hospital after heart attack
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger has suffered a "limited" heart attack but is doing well and is expected to
recover, hospital officials said Thursday.
Kissinger, 77, who served as Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon and his successor Gerald Ford, suffered what doctors called a "limited heart attack" and was admitted to New York Weill Cornell Medical Center of New York
Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday, the hospital said.
"He is is doing well and is expected to be in the hospital
for a few days," said hospital administrator Abby Jacobsen.
As secretary of state, German-born Kissinger shaped
policies behind major world events of the 1970s, including the
Vietnam peace agreement, the reopening of U.S.-Chinese
relations, growing contact between Israel and the Arab world
and U.S.-Soviet arms control talks.
Kissinger, who underwent bypass surgery in 1982, shared the
Nobel Peace Prize with North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho for his work
on the Paris peace accords reached in 1973.
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