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Elizabeth Taylor is treated for congestive heart failure

February 11, 2011 |  6:48 pm

Elizabeth Taylor Movie legend Elizabeth Taylor remained hospitalized Friday in Los Angeles and was being treated for symptoms of congestive heart failure, according to a spokeswoman for the 78-year-old actress.

The two-time Oscar winner was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center earlier in the week and was still there Friday night for continued monitoring of what has been an ongoing heart problem, according to a statement by publicist Sally Morrison.

"Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of her loyal fans but have asked that people respect her privacy and allow her medical team the time and space to focus on restoring her back to health," the statement reads.

Taylor, who was awarded Oscars for best actress in 1960 for "Butterfield 8" and in 1966 for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" has had numerous health scares. In 2009, she underwent surgery to repair a leaky heart valve.

Morrison said she didn't know how long Taylor would be hospitalized.


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