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Mubarak suffering from heart condition, will remain in Sharm El-Sheikh

Speculation over when the ousted leader will be moved to Cairo may stop for now

Ahram Online, Tuesday 26 Apr 2011
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (Photo: AP)
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The prosecutor-general Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud has announced that ousted president Hosni Mubarak will not be moved to a military hospital after all for medical and security reasons.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of an earlier statement by the prosecution that preparations are being made to move the ousted leader. The earlier statement said that Minister of Interior Mansour El-Essawy wrote to Mahmoud earlier today to inform him that Mubarak would be transferred to a military hospital accompanied by all the medical supplies and equipment needed to ensure his care.

Mahmoud had ordered on Sunday that Mubarak be moved to a military hospital ahead of being transferred to the Tora Prison hospital. In his letter to the prosecutor-general, El-Essawy added that Mubarak is suffering from atrial fibrillation, which may lead to cardiac arrest and means that he has to remain closely monitored.

It now seems that Mubarak’s condition means he will not be moved for the time being.

Adel Imam, a professor of cardiology, told Ahram Online that artrial fibrillation causes the heart’s upper two chambers to beat irregularly and may require the patient to remain in an intensive care unit.

“The condition may increase the heart rate from 70 beats to 150 or 200 beats and may lead to a cardiac arrest or stroke,” says Imam. “Patients suffering from the condition may need to remain in the intensive care unit but it depends on how bad their case is.”

Yesterday, state news agency MENA had reported that Mubarak will be moved to a military facility near Cairo on Tuesday. The ousted president has been staying in the Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital since he suffered a minor heart attack while being questioned by the prosecution on 12 April.

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agnabeya
27-04-2011 11:06am
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forgiveness
please forgive ur Ex-president,now that he is very ill,just leave it to ALLAH to punish him in all the bads things that he made.
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Diana Hughes
27-04-2011 09:09am
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Hospital move
Thank goodness for a bit of sense at last and a bit of compassion for the former President. What was the point of transferring him twice, first to the military hospital and then to the prison hospital, two security headaches and two uses of public funds to pay for these. I hope that Mr Mubarak may now have the chance to recover and again I am glad a bit of commonsense and kindness has been shown regarding him.
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yasser
27-04-2011 12:44am
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shame
what being done for mubarak is shame on all egyptions and betray from the military council
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patkar
26-04-2011 07:32pm
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someone ?
Yes someone is preventing mubarak from being transfered to where he belongs, the saoudi and gulf dollars and their remaining cronies not yet in Tora are certainly not on the doctor s prescription.
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