Palestinian PM To Be Released From Austin Hospital

May 24, 2011

Doctors at Seton Medical Center in Austin say they expect to discharge Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad today.

Fayyad was hospitalized Sunday, after complaining of chest pains. He was in Austin to attend his son’s graduation at UT-Austin.

Dr. Mark Pirwitz, the president of the Seton Heart Institute, says the Prime Minister was given a stress test upon arriving at the hospital. They found an 80% blockage in one of his arteries, and doctors inserted a stent into the artery to help unclog it. The procedure was uneventful, they said.

Fayyad’s doctors say he’s in a “jovial mood” today, and they expect him to leave the hospital sometime this afternoon.