Hospital Official: Palestinian Leader Abbas to Undergo Heart Test

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A West Bank hospital official says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will undergo a heart test after being hospitalized.

The official says Abbas, 81, will undergo a cardiac catheterization, a procedure in which a thin tube is inserted into a blood vessel to examine the strength of his heart.

Abbas was taken to a hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah after feeling “tired” Thursday, according to a Palestinian official.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the president’s condition with the media.


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