2019-11-12 02:49:56 UTC
Jimmy Carter hospitalized to relieve pressure on his brain due to
By Michael Brice-Saddler
November 11, 2019 at 9:24 p.m. EST
Former president Jimmy Carter was hospitalized Monday for a procedure
to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center said in a
The pressure was triggered by bleeding in the brain caused by recent
falls, and the procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning the center
said. He was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday evening
and was resting comfortably with his wife, Rosalynn Carter, the center
Last month, Carter was hospitalized with a minor pelvic fracture after
falling in his Georgia home. The 95-year-old fell on Oct. 6, just days
after his birthday, and required stitches above his left brow.
In 2015, Carter announced that doctors had discovered a form of
melanoma that spread to his brain.
"I just thought I had a few weeks left, but I was surprisingly at
ease," Carter said at a news conference that August. "I've had an
exciting and adventurous and gratifying existence."
He received his first radiation treatment at 90. Four months later, he
Carter, the 39th president, has lived longer than any other former
president in U.S. history.