The former Argentine Ferrari driver (1976-1978) Carlos Reutemann was transferred yesterday by emergency helicopter from the city of Santa Fe to that of Rosario due to an aggravation of his clinical conditions linked to an internal bleeding that the doctors did not for the moment they have been able to control.
Reutemann, who is 79 years old and a Peronist, has also been governor of Santa Fe twice, while since 2003 he has been a senator of the republic. On Wednesday, reports the Clarin newspaper, he fell ill and went to a clinic in Santa Fe for medical checks. The following day his condition worsened with the onset of internal bleeding which required a precautionary hospitalization in an intensive care unit.
His condition, the newspaper added, continued to worsen so the medical team that assists him decided to transfer him to a specialized center in Rosario, faced with a "new haemorrhage in the digestive system and a haemodynamic decompensation with low pressure". The haemorrhage, a press release from the Santa Fe clinic indicated, has produced "a worsening of the biochemical parameters", for which "it was decided to transfer to the Parque de Rosario Sanatorium which will assist him with specific diagnostic studies and possible treatments".