Mubarak`s wife to have cardiac catheter inserted: Hospital

Suzanne Mubarak suffered a heart attack following a detention order.

Last Updated: May 15, 2011, 23:37 PM IST

Cairo: The wife of ousted Egyptian
president Hosni Mubarak is to receive cardiac catheterisation
after suffering a suspected heart attack following a detention
order, the hospital chief said.

Suzanne Mubarak "is still in the intensive care
unit and will remain there for 48 hours," Mohammed Fathallah,
the head of Sharm el-Sheikh hospital, where she is being
treated, told the official MENA news agency.

"The cardiac catheterisation will take place either
(Sunday) or (Monday)," he said.

The 70-year-old former first lady had been placed
in intensive care on Friday after state television reported
she suffered a heart attack when she was remanded in custody
in a corruption probe.

The Illicit Gains Authority had ordered Suzanne
Mubarak`s detention for 15 days on charges of illegal
acquisition of wealth and preparations have been underway to
move her from the hospital to the Qanater women`s prison
outside Cairo.

The authority also remanded former president
Mubarak in custody for a further 15 days on Friday, after
three hours of interrogation.

He has also been questioned by the state prosecutor
on several other charges, including ordering the shooting of
anti-regime protesters. Mubarak was first detained on April 13
and his detention has been repeatedly extended.

PTI