Grand Duke of Luxembourg receives cardiac care

4th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri, who is the country's head of state, underwent cardiac care after a "slight malaise" but his condition is "not giving cause for concern," the palace said Friday.

The Grand Duke "successfully underwent a coronary angioplasty," a procedure used to open blocked or narrowed heart arteries, at a leading Luxembourg hospital on Thursday, the palace press service said in a statement.

"The health of His Royal Highness is not giving cause for concern. He will quickly be able to leave the hospital," it added.

The 55-year-old sovereign, a sportsman and father of five, in 2000 took over from his father, Grand Duke Jean, who abdicated and who last month turned 90.

© 2011 AFP

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