Hadi Awang re­cov­er­ing af­ter heart surgery at IJN

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang un­der­went heart valve re­place­ment surgery at the Na­tional Heart In­sti­tute (IJN) here yes­ter­day.

IJN, in a state­ment, said Hadi was warded at its In­ten­sive Care Unit.

“The doc­tors are happy that the pro­ce­dure pro­gressed as an­tic­i­pated and his vi­tal pa­ram­e­ters are stable.”

It said his con­di­tion would be ob­served for the next few days as was rou­tine in post-heart surgery.

“The next 48 hours is the cru­cial pe­riod in his post-op­er­a­tive care.”

IJN said the three-hour heart surgery early yes­ter­day was per­formed by a panel of doc­tors led by se­nior con­sul­tant car­dio­tho­racic sur­geon and IJN chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub, head of car­dio­tho­racic surgery Datuk Seri Dr Jef­frey Jeswant Dil­lon and Anaes­the­si­ol­ogy De­part­ment deputy head Datuk Dr Suhaini Kadi­man.

The state­ment said Hadi had been hav­ing in­creas­ing symp­toms due to a leak­ing heart valve that had af­fected his daily ac­tiv­i­ties, so doc­tors ad­vised for a heart valve surgery. Ber­nama

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