Doctor: Johnson Improving After Surgery
Wednesday, January 3, 2007; 6:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- Weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage, Sen. Tim Johnson is improving but still needs a ventilator at night to help him breathe, his doctor said Wednesday.
In the most detailed update yet on Johnson's condition, his doctor said a test Wednesday revealed no evidence the tangled arteries that triggered the senator's stroke remain. "This angiogram shows that there is no further surgery needed at this time," Dr. Vivek Deshmukh said in a statement released by Johnson's office.