Anastasiades’ Open Heart Surgery Successfully Completed



Nicos-Anastasiades-Cypriot-PresidentPresident of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades is in a stable condition and is recovering in the ICU at Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan, following a successful heart operation on Tuesday.

In a written statement, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said the “surgical procedure which the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades underwent yesterday at “Mount Sinai” hospital in New York was absolutely successful.”

The procedure was performed by heart surgeon Professor Dr. David Adams and concerned the repair of the mitral and the tricuspid heart valve.

The surgical procedure, which was of the type “Maze,” the Spokesman said, “was also intended to cure the heart arrhythmia that the President was experiencing at times. The procedure progressed smoothly with no complications or particular problems.”

Present during the surgical procedure was Dr. Marinos Soteriou, the President`s personal cardiologist, who along with Dr. Savvas Kadis, has accompanied the President of the Republic to New York from Cyprus.

“Following the surgical procedure the President of the Republic was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit where he will remain” for the next couple of days. The Spokesman said the President`s condition is “steady and is progressing smoothly.”
(source: CNA)