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Friday Jan 03 2020

Nawaz Sharif to be admitted in hospital for cardiac procedure

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be admitted in a hospital soon for a cardiac procedure, it has been learnt.

A source at the Royal Brompton Hospital has told The News and Geo that cardiologists have advised Nawaz to admit himself to the hospital for a cardiac procedure.

The source said that Nawaz has been told that it will be determined within the week whether he will need cardiac surgery, a bypass, or a stent.

The source said that for the duration of about two months that Nawaz Sharif has been in London for, the reason behind the drop in his blood platelets remains unknown and his over blood platelets levels remain unstable.

Two weeks ago, Dr Adnan Khan had said that doctors have been going through Nawaz's medical history and have recommended cardiac intervention. 

Last week, doctors at the Royal Brompton Hospital had told Nawaz that his cardiac PET scan is suggestive of ischemic myocardium and blood supply to heart is deficient, which puts him at risk for a heart attack and may be a cause of his ongoing angina pains.

Dr  Khan was not available to comment about reports of Nawaz’s possible admission but he issued statements on his Twitter account.

Dr Adnan Khan wrote: “Nawaz Sharif was scheduled for comprehensive cardiovascular review at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital, London by a Cardiac Interventionist. In previous weeks he had Echocardiogram, Holter Analysis & radioisotope Rubidium Cardiac PET/CT scan. Former PM ‪Nawaz Sharif’s non-invasive cardiovascular investigations are suggestive of significant severe coronary artery disease, extensive impaired perfusion & compromised heart function. There’s absolute need of an intervention, PCI, which will be of high risk in his case. Any invasive procedure, as Coronary Intervention, requires normal platelet count & stable coagulation profile. Mr. Sharif’s platelet count remains unstable & variable on optimal therapy. He would require to be stabilised first to opt for PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention).”

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