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King of Morocco undergoes successful heart procedure

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has undergone a successful heart procedure, the state news agency in Morocco, MAP has said.

The heart surgery took place on Sunday in Rabat at the clinic in the Royal Palace. The 56-year-old King had a heart rhythm disorder called “atrial flutter”.

His medical team consisted of Dr Abdelaziz Maouni, Dr Olivier Thomas, Dr Olivier Dubourg, Dr Ali Chaib, Dr Lahcen Belyamani who released a press release last night saying:

“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, successfully underwent intervention on Sunday, June 14 at the clinic of the Royal Palace in Rabat.

“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God glorify and protect Him, presented a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder such as atrial flutter on a healthy heart.

“The doctors of His Majesty the King, May God assist him, recommended a complementary ablation by radio frequency, which took place this Sunday, June 14 at the clinic of the Royal Palace of Rabat.

“The intervention ended in complete success, like the previous intervention carried out on February 26, 2018, in Paris, with the restoration of the normal heart rhythm.

“May God preserve His Majesty the King, grant him speedy recovery and fill Him with health benefits.”

King Mohammed VI has been on the throne since the death of his father, King Hassan II, in 1999.

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