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HOUSTON, TX (March24,
Grammy award - winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira remains in critical condition at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC). Navaira sustained an acute subdural hematoma, a severe injury to the brain, and underwent emergency surgery on Sunday morning at Memorial Hermann-TMC. Navaira was admitted at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 23.
"At this stage, we are monitoring his progress," said Alex Valadka, M.D., Navaira's attending physician. "Mr. Navaira is in a medically induced coma, and his body temperature is being cooled for 48 hours to help treat the brain injury."
Dr. Valadka is vice chairman of neurotrauma services at Memorial Hermann-TMC and vice chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
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