Our prayers go out to Isabel Granada, who is currently in a coma after collapsing at an event in Doha, Qatar. She was immediately rushed to the Heart Hospital - Hamad Medical Corporation, and the initial finding was aneurysm.
Contrary to speculations swirling around, the actress is still fighting for her life, according to her husband Arnel Cowley.
Friend and colleague Robby Tarroza was the first one who informed netizens about Isabel’s condition.
In another Facebook post, Bianca Lapus also shared updates. Apparently, Isabel had suffered from internal bleeding and multiple cardiac arrests. She is set to undergo an operation soon.
Aneurysm, according to American Heart Association, is the enlargement of a brain artery due to weakness in the arterial wall. Most cases of aneurysm occur after the age of 40. This usually develops "at branching points of arteries and are caused by constant pressure from blood flow. This often enlarge slowly and become weaker as they grow, just as a balloon becomes weaker as it stretches." Heart and lung problems are also likely because of extensive brain damage.
For the most part, aneurysm is not dangerous and shows no symptoms. However, severe aneurysm—when the enlarged artery ruptures—can lead to internal bleeding, which is life-threatening.
Loved ones, fellow celebrities, and fans showered Isabel with love, prayers, and support during this hard time.
Isabel is best known for being a member of the "Tuesday Group" of That's Entertainment in the late 1980s. She's also a recording actress, and has released two albums: Out Here On My Own (1998) and In The Mood For Love (2000). Her latest project was with GMA News TV's Pop Talk.