Samsung Chief Out of Intensive Care

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee is out of intensive care but remains in an induced coma on a general ward after a heart attack nine days ago, a group spokesman said Tuesday.

Lee had emergency heart surgery, putting an expanded stent in a narrowed coronary artery.

He will remain in an induced coma for the time being to ensure a smooth recovery, the spokesman said. Once he regains independent cardiopulmonary functions, doctors will try to wake him up.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 21, 2014 12:45 KST