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Dr Rowley discharged and ‘resting comfortably’ at home, after angioplasty at West Shore

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was discharged from West Shore Medical Hospital this morning after checking in to the facility on Friday evening with a coronary issue.

Rowley had an angiogram and angioplasty yesterday. An angioplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure meant to open up the vessels that supply blood to the heart.

Photo: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
(via PNM)

A release from the Office of the Prime Minister said Rowley ‘was assessed by his doctors this morning and given the all clear to return home’ and is ‘now at home resting comfortably’.

The prime minister sought medical treatment in California, USA for a coronary issue in 2016, at which point they observed ‘soft plaque build up in his heart’. He returned to California in 2017 and 2019 for treatment and claimed to have changed his diet as a result.

His latest checkup became necessary after Rowley experienced some ‘discomfort’ on Friday. At least one media house referred to it as ‘a cardiac issue’.

Rowley cancelled a press conference at the Diplomatic Centre on Saturday afternoon, as a result of his hospitalisation.

“We thank all those who sent messages of well wishes and kept the prime minister in their prayers,” stated the Office of the Prime Minister.

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