Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Melania Trump to be hospitalised for the week

Melania Trump to be hospitalised for the week

The White House says the first lady underwent an embolization procedure Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She said the procedure was successful and without complications.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN said Monday that while it was "unclear exactly what [Trump] had done, an embolization procedure is typically done for cancer - although it's very clear in this statement that this was a benign condition".

President Trump was expected to visit her at the hospital, in Bethesda, Maryland - a Washington suburb - a White House official said.

The White House said Melania will likely have to remain at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for recovery for the duration of the week.

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"The president is expected to visit his wife at the hospital later on Monday, " the statement read.

Melania received an outpouring of support from politicians and the public, with Paul Ryan writing on Twitter: "So pleased her procedure was successful". In case, a sedation is needed, patients are mostly given a general anaesthetic. He said a week in the hospital would be likely if a significant area of the kidney needed treatment. The last week of April saw POTUS and FLOTUS hosting the French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife First Lady Brigette Marcon.

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The news is confirmed by the press Secretary of the first lady of the United States. She and Barron moved into the White House last June.

As Pence opened a speech in Washington marking 70 years of Israeli independence, he told the audience that the procedure was not an emergency and that he was pleased to report that it was a "success and Melania is already on the mend".

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