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Samsung head Lee Kun-hee still unconscious, but stable

Jan 07,2019
Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, who has been hospitalized since 2014 after suffering a heart attack, has yet to recover consciousness although he is in a stable condition, sources said Sunday.

The chairman of Samsung, South Korea’s top conglomerate, was carried to a hospital on May 10, 2014, after suffering a heart attack at his home in central Seoul.

He was rushed to Samsung Medical Center, where he received a stent placement, and has remained in an exclusive area of the hospital.

Sources said Lee’s condition is stable and that he is capable of breathing without medical instruments. Although Lee is still unable to communicate with people, he responds to sound and physical contact, they added.

Lee turns 77 on Wednesday, which will be his fifth birthday at the hospital.