Nawaz Sharif to be admitted in hospital for cardiac procedure
LONDON: It was reported that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would soon be admitted to a hospital for a cardiac procedure.
A Royal Brompton Hospital source told media sources that Nawaz was recommended by cardiologists to admit to the hospital for a heart procedure.
The source said Nawaz was told whether he will require cardiac surgery, a bypass, or a stent will be decided within a week.
The source said the reason behind the decline in his blood platelets remains unknown and his blood platelet rates remain unstable for the period of about two months that Nawaz Sharif has been in London for.
Dr. Adnan Khan said two weeks ago that doctors went through the medical history of Nawaz and suggested heart surgery.
Last week, Nawaz was told by doctors at the Royal Brompton Hospital that his cardiac PET scan suggests ischemic myocardium and heart supply is deficient, which puts him at risk for a heart attack and may be a cause of his ongoing angina pain.
Dr. Khan was not available to comment on potential admission reports from Nawaz, but on his Twitter account he issued statements.
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).”