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Samsung chairman regains consciousness

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, being treated in hospital after a heart attack over the past two weeks, has regained consciousness, the company said Sunday.

Lee, 72, was operated on at Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul on May 11 after a heart attack.

He was transferred to VIP hospital room on May 19 from an intensive care unit at the hospital, according to the hospital.

“Lee was transferred to the ordinary ward and has recovered from an unconscious state. His response to diverse stimulus is showing signs of improvement,” the medical team treating the chairman was quoted as saying by the company, adding that Lee was recovering smoothly. (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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