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Mahathir admitted to cardiac care unit in hospital, in stable condition

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to hospital, a spokesperson for him said on Saturday (Jan 22).

 

The Langkawi Member of Parliament had previously undergone two heart bypass operations in 1989 and 2007.
The Langkawi Member of Parliament had previously undergone two heart bypass operations in 1989 and 2007.

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to hospital, a spokesperson for him said on Saturday (Jan 22).

The spokesperson said Dr Mahathir, 96, was admitted to the cardiac care unit at the National Heart Institute but gave no details.

In a short statement, his daughter Marina said that he is in stable condition and responding well to his treatment.

Ms Marina asked Malaysians to pray for his recovery.

“For the past two days, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was treated at the National Heart Institute following an elective procedure which was successfully executed on January 8, 2022," she said.

“His condition is now stable and he has responded well to the treatment. Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and her family requested that the people pray for his full recovery soon,” Ms Marina said, referring to her mother.

This is the second time Dr Mahathir has been admitted to the same hospital this month. He was earlier discharged after what was described as an successful elective medical procedure.

The National Heart Institute did not say at the time what procedure Dr Mahathir, who has a history of heart problems, had undergone.

The Langkawi Member of Parliament suffered his first heart attack in 1989, when he was 64 years old.

Then, in 2006, he had two more heart attacks, and underwent a quadruple bypass surgery a year later.

Dr Mahathir was hospitalised at the National Heart Institute just last month for an unspecified ailment.

He underwent a full medical check-up and was similarly given a clean bill of health and discharged before Christmas. AGENCIES

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