Ramallah: Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has been hospitalised after suffering a cardiac event during a private visit to the
United States, his office said.
Fayyad was taken to the Seton medical centre in Austin on Sunday after complaining of "severe pains in the chest," the premier's office in Ramallah said in a statement yesterday.
He underwent a cardiac catheterisation yesterday,
which revealed that the "coronary artery was blocked," the
statement said, adding a procedure was performed to unblock
Fayyad "is doing well and may leave the hospital in
the next two days", his office said.
First Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 12:39