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Samsung chairman undergoes surgery after heart attack

Lee Kun-hee

SEOUL -- The 72-year-old chairman of Samsung Electronics has been hospitalized following a heart attack but is heading toward recovery.

     Lee Kun-hee, the third son of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull, had trouble breathing late Saturday at his home here and was sent to a nearby hospital. Staffers performed CPR because Lee showed symptoms of cardiac arrest. After his condition stabilized, he was transferred to a Samsung group hospital before dawn Sunday and received an operation to insert a stent.

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