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Nawaz Sharif likely to Undergo Cardiac Catheterization

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been recommended to undergo cardiac catheterization for a coronary angioplasty, however, his personal physician informed that the PML-N Supremo needs to undergo treatment for his immune disorder first.

The doctors consulted by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his ongoing medical examination in London have recommended him to undergo cardiac catheterization for a possible coronary angioplasty, a nonsurgical procedure that aids in enhancing blood flow received by the heart.

Nawaz’s personal physician, Dr. Adnan Khan, who is also in London, the former Prime Minister consulted Prof Simon Redwood, a Cardiovascular Interventionist at the London Bridge Hospital on Monday.

Cardiac Catheterization for Nawaz

Tweeting from his official account, Dr. Adnan Khan said, “Former PM Nawaz Sharif was evaluated & assessed by Prof. Simon Redwood, Cardiovascular Interventionist, at London Bridge Hospital.”

“He has recommended Cardiac Catheterization for a possible PCI once the hematology & nephrology experts medically allow the invasive procedure.”


Addressing the press outside the London Bridge Hospital on Monday, Dr. Adnan Khan apprised that the PML-N Supremo will be hospitalized in the next few days to undergo a medical examination, followed by the heart procedure.

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Dr. Adnan said that Nawaz Sharif has consulted Cardiovascular Interventionist Prof Redwood at the London Bridge Hospital, which is also associated with the St. Thomas NHS Foundation and has a credible history of 20 years of performing the percutaneous coronary intervention.

He said, “Prof Simon Redwood conducted a detailed examination of Mian Sahib’s history of carotid artery disease. He has examined the details and believes that Nawaz Sharif needs to be hospitalized to undergo an angiogram.”


Dr. Adnan added that once the angiogram is conducted, it is likely that Prof Redwood will recommend a procedure for the heart and carotid artery. However, he cautioned that before undergoing any procedure, it is crucial to first treat Nawaz Sharif’s immune disorder.

Dr. Adnan added, “It is crucial to treat his thrombocytopenia with a haematologist before undergoing any surgical procedure. The angiogram is most likely to be conducted on Thursday. Once the PET scan is conducted, we will have a clearer image of his hematological issues and diagnosis. Only then can we predict the course of the cardiac procedure.”

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The PML-N supremo’s visit to the London Bridge Hospital is one of the medical consultations he has undergone since arriving in the British capital on November 19. During this period, Nawaz Sharif and his family members have consulted various medical practitioners who specialize in treating immune disorders and cardiac issues. The former premier arrived in London after three weeks of being granted bail by the Islamabad High Court in the Al-Azizia corruption case.

Nasir Butt Spotted with Nawaz

On Monday, Nawaz Sharif was also joined by Nasir Butt, the PML-N leader who is the principal figure in the controversy surrounding accountability court judge Arshad Malik’s leaked videos.

Nasir Butt was spotted leaving the Sharif family’s Avenfield resident with the former Premier when he left for the hospital. He was also seen waiting for Sharif outside the hospital.

Nasir Butt is accused to have recorded the controversial video of Judge Arshad Malik, which first emerged in the media on July 6, when the PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz called a press conference and alleged that the judge was “blackmailed” into ruling against Nawaz Sharif.

PML-N accuses Judge Arshad Malik of convicting Nawaz Sharif under pressure, however, the judge claims that he was blackmailed by PML-N workers. Earlier in July, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) conducted a raid on Nasir But’s home, and claimed that it had recovered some “important documents”.

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In September, Nasir Butt emerged in London to submit “evidence” in the video scandal at the Pakistan High Commission.