December 26th, 2007
07:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Giuliani's doctor says he's OK

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign released a statement Wednesday from his personal physician giving him a clean bill of health.

"It is my medical opinion that Rudy Giuliani is in very good health," said Dr. Valentin Fuster of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, who described himself as the Republican presidential hopeful's personal physician for the past seven years.

The former New York City mayor was admitted to a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, one week ago after he complained of a severe headache. Following an overnight stay, he cut back on his campaign schedule for the next few days.

Fuster said that Giuliani was given a CT-MRI of the brain, ultrasound of the carotid arteries, and a spinal fluid evaluation while he was in the hospital in St. Louis. The doctor also said that he had given the former mayor a transesophageal echocardiogram, a special test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the heart.

All of the tests were purely precautionary, and the results were all normal, according to Fuster. He added that the former New York City mayor was not prescribed any medication.

He added that Giuliani's PSA levels in a routine test given within the past month were negligible or undetectable, and routine laboratory tests were normal. High PSA levels could have been an indication of prostate cancer, which the former mayor suffered from several years ago.

CNN requested an interview with Fuster, but the Giuliani campaign declined and said that was all the doctor would have to say at this time.

- CNN's Rebecca Sinderbrand and John King

Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. shannon NY

    thats a shame.

    December 27, 2007 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  2. Surrealist, Fort Myers, FL

    OK in what sense?

    He is the closet thing to "slick willy" Bill Clinton running in the GOP pack.

    Would you trust your wife with this man?

    December 27, 2007 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  3. Really?

    Of course his PSA levels are low; he's got no prostate (and all that goes with it left). He is going to sink in the polls as well. There is little that anyone would want to hear from him. All his "work" on September 2001 was all reactive to a problem. It was mostly the work of the people below him giving orders. When was he in charge of the police or fire departments and responsible for giving orders there?

    December 27, 2007 10:03 am at 10:03 am |