Vice President Piva goes to CIMA for treatment

The nation’s first vice president was hospitalized Monday afternoon after suffering an attack of high blood pressure.

He is Alfio Piva Mesén, and he chose to go to Hospital CIMA in Escazú instead of one of the public hospitals.

Casa Presidencial said that he was taken to the hospital by his bodyguards who are with him most days. The vice president was reported to be in stable condition with the expectation of remaining 24 hours in the hospital.

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