UPDATE 2-Jailed ex-Guatemalan president in stable condition after 'cardiac problem'
(Adds comments of hospital director)
By Sofia Menchu
GUATEMALA CITY, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Jailed former Guatemalan president Otto Perez was conscious and in stable condition and being evaluated by specialists at a hospital, the medical center's director said on Tuesday, after he suffered what his lawyer described was a "cardiac problem."
After an incident playing sport Perez "felt that his pace maker gave him three, four (electric) shocks," said Barrientos.
There was concern that if pace maker emitted a stronger electric charge, Perez could have a heart attack, said Barrientos. He added that Perez was being evaluated by cardiologists to decide what steps to take next.
"Since it is an emergency, his transfer to a hospital was requested," said Calderon, of the politician who previously served in the army.
Perez was forced to resign and imprisoned in a multi-million dollar graft case stemming from an investigation by the U.N.-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). (Reporting by Sofia Menchu; editing by Simon Cameron-Moore Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Nick Macfie)(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)