LONDON: Personal Physician of the Sharif family, Dr Adnan Khan said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif would have to undergo a cardiac procedure after a compulsory test.
Dr Adnan said Nawaz Sharif was evaluated and assessed by Cardiovascular Interventionist Prof Simon Redwood at London Bridge Hospital. Simon Redwood has recommended Cardiac Catheterization for a possible Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), he said adding that the catheterization would be conducted when the haematology and nephrology experts will medically allow the invasive procedure.
Talking to reporters outside London Bridge Hospital on Monday, the physician said Redwood had been performing PCI for more than 20 years. He said after going through detailed examination, the medical professor had recommended the patient to be hospitalized for an angiogram.
Former PM #NawazSharif was evaluated & assessed by Prof. Simon Redwood, Cardiovascular Interventionist, at London Bridge Hospital. He has recommended Cardiac Catheterization for a possible PCI once the haematology & nephrology experts medically allow the invasive procedure.
— Dr. Adnan Khan (@Dr_Khan) November 25, 2019
An angiogram is an X-ray imaging of arteries, made after injecting a radiopaque substance.
Dr Adnan said the Nawaz’s immune disorder and thrombocytopenia should be treated first before conducting further medical procedure.
Cardiac catheterisation is an invasive diagnostic procedure to get information about function of the heart.
PCI (formerly known as angioplasty with stent): a catheter (a thin flexible tube) is inserted to place a stent to open blood vessels in the heart that are narrowed by plaque.
Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which you have a low blood platelet count.
On Nov 22, Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed hunch over the medical reports of Pakistani doctors declaring former prime minister Nawaz Sharif critically unwell.
Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of different welfare projects in health, education and communication sectors in Mianwali, PM Imran Khan had said he put his medical reports before him, when Nawaz was departing, and he could not believe the reports were of the same man who seemed quite healthy while climbing stairs of the plane.
“The medical report mentioned that the former premier could anytime die. It said he had low platelets, high blood pressure and sugar and he also suffered cardiac arrest.
“We were told that his treatment was not possible in Pakistan and he could pass away anytime if he was not sent abroad,” he had said.