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Morocco's King Mohammed VI undergoes successful heart operation

Morocco's King Mohammed VI undergoes successful heart operation

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<p><strong>Morocco’s King Mohammed VI “ on Sunday successfully underwent” an operation at the clinic of the Royal Palace in Rabat after a “recurrence of heart rhythm disorder such as atrial flutter,” his medical team announced.</strong></p> <p>The Monarch’s doctors recommended an additional radiofrequency ablation, which took place this Sunday, June 14, at the clinic of the Royal Palace in Rabat,” the statement said.</p> <p>The statement also added that “the intervention was a complete success, like the previous one carried out on February 26, 2018 in Paris, with restoration of the normal heart rhythm.</p> <p>The 56-year-old monarch underwent a “complementary ablation by radiofrequency”, which resulted in a “complete success” with “restoration of normal heart rhythm,” his medical team said in a statement relayed by the Moroccan news agency (<span class="caps">MAP</span>) on Sunday. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morocco’s King Mohammed VI underwent successful heart surgery in Rabat, according to a statement issued by the Royal Cabinet <a href="https://t.co/PM7m9B4Mwx">https://t.co/PM7m9B4Mwx</a></p>— <span class="caps">CGTN</span> Africa (@cgtnafrica) <a href="https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica/status/1272422283135549446?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>In February 2018, the king of Morocco had undergone “successfully” a similar operation in a Parisian clinic.</p> <p>Mohammed VI has reigned over Morocco since July 1999, when he succeeded his father Hassan II.</p>
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