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Transfer of Mostafa Danshjou to Evin Prison Clinic due to a Heart Attack

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Mostafa Daneshjou, lawyer and dervish rights activist, who is suffering from cardiac arrhythmia and severe asthma, was transferred to Evin Prison clinic a few days ago due to a heart attack, and the physician on duty issued an emergency medical dispatch for him; however, his dispatch was suspended because of necessity of making arrangements with the Prosecutor General’s Office.
On legal authorities’ order, Mostafa Daneshjoo was returned to prison on Wednesday, the 1st of Bahman (the 21st of January), without any medical discharge, while he was being treated. At the moment, he is living in conditions which can exacerbate his health, cause heart attacks, and endanger his life. This prisoner is sharing space with more than 200 prisoners in Unit 8, which has no windows and adequate air conditioning.

The report of the forensic examination says: “The patient is suffering from severe bronchial asthma which is resistant to treatment that started on 3/11/2002. Given his health conditions, he must have constant access to highly specialized clinics and cardiopulmonary specialists. He must actively avoid conditions which exacerbate his disease, including closed spaces with improper air conditioning and contact with environmental pollutants and allergens, till the impact of medications is determined based on tests of pulmonary efficiency.”

In this report, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in specialized clinics has also been given considerable emphasis. The whole report of the forensic examination in Imam Khomeini Hospital is as follows:

According to biographical notes and records of medical documents, the patient is suffering from NVP, Ischemic heart failure, and frequent syncope, which might result in head and face injuries. Since the patient is taking aspirin because of his coronary heart disease, syncope, Vasovagal responses, and head injuries may cause cerebral hemorrhage. Stressful conditions, heavy physical activities, and standing for a long time increase the likelihood of syncope and Vasovagal responses. Furthermore, the patient is suffering from severe bronchial asthma which is resistant to treatment that started on 3/11/2002. Given his health conditions, he must have constant access to highly specialized clinics and cardiopulmonary specialists. He must actively avoid conditions which exacerbate his disease, including closed spaces with improper air conditioning and contact with environmental pollutants and allergens till the impact of medications is determined based on tests of pulmonary efficiency. While hospitalized, the patient must receive cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in clinics under specialists’ supervision.