The Mexican president says he is fine after he is hospitalized for a medical examination


Mexico City — Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reassured Mexicans that he was healthy after being hospitalized overnight for a cardiac catheterization as part of a routine examination.

In the video, Lopez Obrador sat behind his desk and said in a measured tone that the doctor allowed him to continue working.

“They noticed that the arteries were normal without obstruction,” the left-wing leader said in a video posted on Twitter. “Now I’m back here at the (National) Palace. I’m very calm and very happy.”

Lopez Obrador, 68, who had a serious heart attack in 2013 and recently recovered from a second coronavirus infection, also has a “political will” in case the government dies so that it can continue its political projects. He said he left it.

“Governance must be guaranteed, so I have that intention,” said Lopez Obrador. “Fortunately, I don’t think it’s necessary.”

Lopez Obrador carried out this procedure as part of a six-monthly examination, including lab tests, electrocardiograms, stress tests, and CT scans, the government said Friday.

Cardiac catheterization can detect how well the heart is functioning by inserting a thin tube into a large blood vessel that connects to the heart.

Noe Torres

Reuters

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