The chairperson of Samsung Electronics Co., Lee Kun-Hee, is now in stable condition at a Seoul hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Lee is recovering at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul. According to a report by Reuters, the 72-year-old Samsung boss was admitted to Soonchunhyang University Hospital before being transferred to the medical center, where he was operated.

The Samsung group declined to give comments about the issue.

Acute Myocardial Infarction

According to an e-mail by the company spokesperson Rhee So-Eui, Lee suffered an acute myocardial infarction. Hospital staff had to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him after experiencing breathing problems and symptoms of a heart attack.

Lee underwent a stent placement procedure wherein tubes were inserted into his blood

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vessels to prevent a heart attack.

The Samsung chair was previously treated for lung cancer and pneumonia. He was also recently hospitalized due to a cold.

Asia’s biggest tech company

Lee helped transform the South Korea-based business into a global business giant, earning the recognition as one of the most profitable consumer electronics companies all over the world. It is now Asia’s biggest technology company and the world’s largest maker of smartphones and televisions.

The company, led by Lee’s son, Jae-Yong, is now a frontrunner in the industry, with its smartphones, flat-screen televisions, semiconductors, washing machines, and other products used by millions.