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Jimmy Carter has "no complications" after brain surgery

President Jimmy Carter
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Former President Jimmy Carter had "no complications" from a brain surgery at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, according to The Carter Center.

The backdrop: Carter had the procedure to have the pressure relieved from his brain that was caused by a subdural hematoma. He remains in the hospital for further observation.

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Jimmy Carter hospitalized for brain surgery

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia
Former President Jimmy Carter speaks to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Ga. in April. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Monday evening for a procedure to "relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls," the Carter Center said in a statement.

Background: Carter was treated in the hospital last month for a pelvic fracture sustained in a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia. In May, Carter broke his hip after falling in his home.