French President Sarkozy Hospitalized After Collapsing

Posted on July 26, 2009

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's collapsed suddenly while jogging Sunday at his weekend retreat outside of Paris. His wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, rushed to his side and the President was taken away in a white helicopter. He was rushed by helicopter to a military hospital, where he will remain overnight under medical observation. Sarkozy is reportedly suffering from a problem with his vagus nerve, which helps the body regulate its heart rate. Vasovagal syncope can cause a sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure, especially if the patient is overheated and dehydrated. Take a look:

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