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Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tim Johnson update
According to ABC News and AP, Senator Tim Johnson is recovering from brain surgery:

WASHINGTON Dec 14, 2006 (AP)— Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson was in critical condition Thursday after late-night brain surgery, creating political drama about which party will control the Senate next month if he is unable to continue in office.

Johnson suffered from bleeding in the brain caused by a congenital arteriovenous malformation, the U.S. Capitol physician said, describing the surgery as successful. The condition, present at birth, causes tangled blood vessels.

"The senator is recovering without complication," the physician, Adm. John Eisold, said. "It is premature to determine whether further surgery will be required or to assess any long-term prognosis."

Eisold said doctors had to drain the blood that had accumulated in Johnson's brain and stop continued bleeding.

Johnson's condition, also known as AVM, causes arteries and veins to grow abnormally large and become tangled.

The senator's wife, Barbara Johnson, said the family "is encouraged and optimistic."

Here's hoping he makes a full recovery.

Tags: News, News and politics, Current Affairs, Tim Johnson, Senate

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