Medical source: Abbas in hospital undergoing heart test

By REUTERS
October 6, 2016 15:50

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was taken to hospital in the West Bank on Thursday and a medical source said the 81-year-old leader was undergoing a heart test.

Doctors planned to perform a cardiac catheterization, a procedure in which a thin plastic tube is inserted into an artery or vein, and then advances into the heart chambers to diagnose and clear any blockage, the official said.

A statement carried by the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, and attributed to a presidential spokesman, said Abbas' "health condition is very normal".


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