PETALING JAYA: The death of a woman who allegedly suffered breathing difficulties in Johor was caused by decompensated heart failure, it was revealed.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said her death was not connected to the air pollution in Pasir Gudang.
He said the woman had suffered from chronic hypertension for 10 years prior to her death.
“She was brought to Hospital Sultan Ismail Johor Bahru on July 5 after experiencing breathing difficulties and coughing for three days.
“Her legs were also swollen and she had a fever,” he said, adding that the woman was later warded.
Checks revealed that the woman, identified as Marini Kasman, 38, also had acute high blood pressure.
“The medical team did their best but her condition worsened and she died at 4.20am on July 6 from decompensated heart failure,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Dzulkefly also asked the public to respect the family’s feelings and not share information about her death.
Marini’s husband, A Bakar Abd Rahman, 48, pleaded to the public, NGOs and political parties to stop circulating pictures of his late wife.