Medical source: Abbas in hospital undergoing heart test

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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