Last night it was announced that former President Jimmy Carter, 95, was scheduled to undergo surgery to release pressure on his brain after suffering from recent falls.
Carter, the nation's 39th president, had surgery this morning at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The procedure was meant to lessen the pressure on his brain after a subdural hematoma formed after a recent fall.
ABC News writes that a subdural hematoma is often caused by an injury to the head. In a subdural hematoma like this, blood can collect between a person's skull and the surface of their brain.