Ahmad Zaki’s heart still beats despite death of brain cells
Doctors treating prominent Egyptian actor Ahmad Zaki have denied circulating rumors that the actor’s heart has stopped beating, stressing that his heart is functioning despite the death of brain cells. Doctors have revealed that they are giving the actor medication to dissolve blood clotting.
According to the Egyptian based daily, Al Akhbar, the doctors added that the brain is not functioning and the actor has been in a deep coma for the past three days and he is being given large dosage of oxygen to keep breathing.
Dr. Yasser Abdul Qader, who heads the medical team supervising the health condition of Zaki, has sent a detailed report of the actor’s status to the Egyptian Minister of Health, in order to keep him updated up to the minute. In the report Dr. Yasser stated that the coma the actor fell into was a result of numerous brain strokes.
The doctor added that the strokes have caused the actor’s blood pressure to drop dramatically making him loose consciousness. Dr. Yasser revealed that the treatment they are using on the actor concentrates on making the brain function properly, stressing that the his condition is very critical since the stoke caused damage in some of his brain cells.