President of Mexico undergoes cardiac catheterization and is doing well, says government

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The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, underwent a cardiac catheterization this Friday (21) and is in good health, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

“In this procedure, the president’s heart and arteries are healthy and functioning properly,” the document said.

López Obrador, 68, who suffered a severe heart attack in 2013 and recently recovered from his second coronavirus infection, underwent the procedure as part of a six-month check-up that includes laboratory tests, EKGs, stress tests and CT scans. , according to the government.

The medical team said the latest results indicated the need for a cardiac catheterization. The government said that “no other type of intervention” was necessary and that López Obrador was in “perfect health”.

The procedure inserts a thin tube into a large blood vessel that leads to the heart and can detect how well the heart is working.

Lopez Obrador said he had mild symptoms of both Covid-19 infections. In the most recent case, earlier this month, he was isolated for a week before returning to public activities.

On his first day back, he praised honey, acetaminophen and VapoRub for helping to alleviate his symptoms.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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