Doctors Find Blood in Brain of Argentinian President

She's ordered to take a month's rest

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Cristina Fernández speaks during the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Doctors found blood in the brain of the Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez on Saturday after she suffered a head injury. They ordered a month’s rest, the Associated Press reports.

A spokesman for Fernandez said she suffered a previously undisclosed “skull trauma” on Aug. 12. A CAT scan in August had shown that nothing was wrong.

Fernandez, 60, went to a hospital Saturday to get an irregular heartbeat checked. Doctors looked at her skull again and found that she had a chronic subdural collection, a problem that often requires surgery to prevent brain damage. On doctor’s orders, Fernandez won’t be able to campaign for her party before the key congressional midterm elections on Oct. 27.