Gloria Arroyo in ICU

Former president now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC).

Reports said Arroyo is being given intensive care due to a heart problem. She is suffering severe chest pains.

Gloria Arroyo

VMMC Director Nona Legazpi explained in a press conference that Mrs. Arroyo needs to be strictly monitored because of “ischemia,” the blockage of blood in the vessels.

“We have to assume the worst that there are blockage of blood leading to her coronary arteries until it is proven otherwise,” Legazpi said. “And it’s already documented there are blockages in her blood vessels.