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Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano, 88, 'grave but stable' after suffering heart failure

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MADRID — Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano continues to be in a grave but stable condition after suffering from heart failure, medical officials said.

PHOTO: FILE- In this  Friday Nov. 13, 2009 file photo, former soccer player and honorary president of Real Madrid Alfredo Di Stefano, raises his glass during a homage for his contribution to sport at the Argentine Embassy in Madrid. Football great Alfredo Di Stefano was in "critical" condition in a hospital after a heart attack, his Real Madrid club said on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Di Stefano was in "critical, serious" condition at Madrid's Gregorio Maranon Hospital, club spokeswoman Marta Santisteban told The Associated Press. Di Stefano is a former Argentina star who helped Madrid win five straight European Champions Cups, and was voted European player of the year in 1957 and '59. He is 88 years old. (AP Photo/Paul White, file)
FILE- In this Friday Nov. 13, 2009 file photo, former soccer player and honorary president of Real Madrid Alfredo Di Stefano, raises his glass during a homage for his contribution to sport at the Argentine Embassy in Madrid. Football great Alfredo Di Stefano was in "critical" condition in a hospital after a heart attack, his Real Madrid club said on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Di Stefano was in "critical, serious" condition at Madrid's Gregorio Maranon Hospital, club spokeswoman Marta Santisteban told The Associated Press. Di Stefano is a former Argentina star who helped Madrid win five straight European Champions Cups, and was voted European player of the year in 1957 and '59. He is 88 years old. (AP Photo/Paul White, file)

The club's honorary president, who turned 88 on Friday, continues to receive treatment at Gregorio Maranon hospital's coronary unit, the facility said in a statement Sunday signed by its head of cardiology, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles, and director Emilio del Valle Hernandez.

Sunday's statement said Di Stefano had suffered from "cardiorespiratory failure" before arriving at the hospital and although he is "suffering from severe heart disease," he remains in a "grave but stable clinical and hemodynamic state."

After being resuscitated by paramedics on a Madrid street, Di Stefano was taken to hospital where he received a tracheal intubation, was sedated and remained in coma with mechanical ventilation, the hospital said.

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