Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, was admitted to hospital on Sunday. Doctors estimate her condition as critical, news agencies said.
The woman was brought to the emergency department of the hospital in Nantucket, Massachusetts. The website of the hospital said that Teresa Kerry's condition was expected to improve and stabilize. John Kerry stays together with his wife in Nantucket. Nothing has been reported about the causes of Mrs. Kerry's ailment.
Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz (born October 5, 1938), known as Teresa Heinz, is a Portuguese-American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the widow of former U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III (R-Pennsylvania).
In December 2009, Heinz revealed that she is being treated for breast cancer. She revealed she has had several lumpectomies and will be following up with a targeted type of radiation therapy treatment called accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). She has not revealed what type of APBI she will be receiving. APBI is a way of delivering radiation to the breast for five days or less, rather than six to eight weeks. Radiation oncologists are still studying this new method to see if it is as effective as the longer regimen.