Patient, 84, is reunited with his pet dog at a hospital in Brazil

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Emotional moment loyal dog Bia is reunited with her 84-year-old owner in special hospital visit while he is being treated for heart problems Staffers at a hospital in southern Brazil cleared a dog to visit José, an 84-year-old who is battling a heart condition Bia was allowed to enter the José's room after physicians at Santa Teresa Hospital determined that she would not pose a health risk to other patients Family members said José and Bia have been living together for 10 years

By Adry Torres For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:40 BST, 17 September 2019 | Updated: 22:40 BST, 17 September 2019

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A visit from a man's best friend was exactly what doctors prescribed for an elderly man who is battling a heart condition at a hospital in southern Brazil.

Bia was finally allowed inside the Santa Teresa Hospital room where an 84-year-old patient, known as José, has been staying for prolonged period of time.

A video recorded by the man's family showed the dog had really missed her owner as she cuddled up to him while he was lying in bed last Friday.

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