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PACEMAKER IMPLANTED IN MOTHER TERESA

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Surgeons implanted a pacemaker in Mother Teresa Friday, and hospital officials said the Nobel laureate's condition had improved. The 79-year-old Roman Catholic nun who suffered a heart attack in September was admitted Wednesday to a hospital in Calcutta, India, with high blood pressure and giddiness. "Mother had a permanent pacemaker implanted today," a hospital statement on her health said Friday. "She withstood the procedure very well and is now resting comfortably," said a hospital statement. The pacemaker will provide regular, mild electric shocks that stimulate contraction of the heart muscles and restore normalcy to the heartbeat. Mother Teresa won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her work among the poor.