President Yar`dua Suffers “Acute Pericarditis”

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Finally, President Yar`dua team has bowed to the call and yearning of Nigerians, to make public his health status. Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, in a statement on Thursday said “Nigeria's ailing president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, 58, is being treated for Acute Pericarditis, in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.A letter from Dr.Salisu Banye, chief physician to the president, made available to, support Adeniyi`s claims. However was unable to ascertain the authenticity of the doctor's report. Hear him:

President Yar`dua`s health condition:
"At about 3pm on Friday, November 20th, after he returned from the Abuja Central Mosque where he performed the Juma'at prayers, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua complained of left sided severe chest pain. Preliminary medical examinations suggested ACUTE PERICARDITIS, (an inflammatory condition of the coverings of the heart).

It was then decided that he should undertake confirmatory checks at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he had his last medical 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".

Dr. Salisu Banye, FWACP
Chief Physician to the President
November 26, 2009

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