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Doctors Ponder Test For Mother Teresa

Doctors were trying to determine Tuesday when Mother Teresa would be strong enough to survive a test and a procedure that could increase the flow of blood to her ailing heart.

Dr. Tarun Praharaj described the 86-year-old nun’s condition as “unstable” Tuesday. He said he would observe her for an indefinite period before deciding when to proceed with the test, called an angiogram.

Mother Teresa, hospitalized since Friday with chest pains following years of heart problems, was moved to Calcutta’s B.M. Birla Heart Research Center Tuesday in preparation for the angiogram - which would be her third.



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