President Yaradua Suffering From Heart Condition: doctor


Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua is receiving treatment for an acute condition of the inflammation of the membrane of the heart at a Saudi hospital, his doctor said on Thursday.
He “is responding remarkably well,” said his personal doctor, Salisu Banye, in a statement.
The doctor said Yar’Adua started complaining of severe pains on the left side of his chest last Friday and preliminary tests suggested acute pericarditis, inflammation of the pericardium, a thin membrane covering the outer surface of the heart.
It was then decided he should take further tests at King Faisal specialist hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he had his last check up in August.
“The medical review and tests undertaken at the hospital have confirmed the initial diagnosis that the President is indeed suffering from acute pericarditis.
“He is now receiving treatment for the ailment and is responding remarkably well,” said the doctor in a statement read out by presidential spokesman Olusegun Adeniyi.
On Wednesday, rumours spread in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia that Yar’Adua had slipped into a coma or had died while in Jeddah to visit the hospital.
Adeniyi told reporters that Yar’Adua “was aware of the rumours and he felt very bad about it like any other normal being will feel.”
It is his third trip to the Red Sea port in as many months, all believed to have involved hospital visits.
The condition of Yar’Adua, 58, had until now been cloaked in an official veil of secrecy.
He is widely believed to have a history of kidney-related disease for which he has previously received hospital treatment in both Germany and Saudi Arabia.
Yar’Adua was dogged by ill-health even during the election campaign that brought him to power in 2007.
Source: AFP.com
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12 Comments

  • WHEN I HARD THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS IN THE HOSPITLE RECIEVING

    TREATMENT I WAS HAPPY B/C I SAW ONE MAN ON FACE BOOK ASKING TO

    COMMENT :IF MR.PRESIDENT IS DEAD OR ALIVE SO I WASN SOCKED

  • THE LOVERS OF NIGERIA ABROAD PRAY FOR THE PRESIDENT . WE WILL LIKE TO OPEN THE EYES OF TRUE BELIEVERS TO WHAT IS GOING ON IN NIGERIA. IF GOD COULD DO THIS WHAT IS THE PROBLEM YOU THINK THE SAME GOD CAN NOT SOLVE . SEE THIS, : TYPE GOOGLE , THEN IN THE GOOGLE ONLY TYPE" DEAD MAN RAISED BY JOSHUA." WATCH WHAT HAPPEN, THEN HAVE AN INSIGHT TO THIS . RELIGIOUS OR NOT THAT IS NOT THE CASE, THE CASE IS WHAT ARE YOU ALL WAITING TO HEAR ? THAT IT IS FROM ANOTHER RACE BEFORE YOU RALLY ROUND THE GREAT BENEFIT THE ALMIGHTY HAS GIVEN TO THE COUNTRY NIGERIA AND THE WORLD AT LARGE! WAKE UP NIGERIA !!! YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED TO BE THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD . GOD BLESS NIGERIA GOD BLESS ALL TRUE LOVERS OF NIGERIA.

  • The president should stay alive so as to finish the task of piloting Nigeria out of unemployment,economic crash,corruption,and social instability waters.Allah will surely keep him alive.

  • Good poeple of 9ja, make ona dey fast and pray for Mr presido for him condition wey na only God go heal ham. I no say some bad bele politicians way want 9ja for themself no go wish am goodluck but there plan go bad like 9ja condition. abeg show respect to my presido becuz na him still be the presido of Nigeria.

  • xino that thing way u talk make sence . but even if we pray u know our politians den go go do juju way go make him condition dey worst so pray harder

  • President yar,adua wil soon recover by god grace.So dat he wil continue to rehabilitate elerctricity in nig as for now we,ve started seeing changes

  • My dear president, I want u to know that the lord has promised to heal u so who ever that want u dead will pay with his soul get well soon and comerback to ur father land this I ask through christ our lord. Amen. Happy xmass my man.from imo state university. Biochemistry.

  • Acute pericarditis is the inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart. It is treatable if detected earlier with drugs. In more severe cases, it may require surgery. however, most patients who have the most severe noes will have tendency of recrring.
    So, the president should take his health more serious than the wishes of people. He should allow his deputy to act in full capacity till he is fully recovered.
    From Dr OLAITAN, O. 'Lanre

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