facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Prince Philip undergoes heart surgery

Dec. 23, 2011 at 11:32 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip has undergone emergency heart surgery and is expected to remain hospitalized for a day or so, his representatives said.

The 90-year-old duke of Edinburgh, who has enjoyed good health most of his life, fell ill as the royal family gathered Friday for Christmas at Sandringham, his wife Queen Elizabeth II's private Norfolk estate, The Daily Mail reported.

"His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was taken to Papworth Cardio Thoracic Centre in Cambridge this evening from Sandringham House for precautionary tests after experiencing chest pain," the newspaper quoted Buckingham Palace as saying in a statement Friday night. "Following tests at Papworth, the Duke of Edinburgh was found to have a blocked coronary artery which had caused his chest pains. This was treated successfully by the minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting. Prince Philip will remain in hospital for observation for a short period."

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia
2
Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress
3
Prince Harry cancels birthday celebration over Kate Middleton's morning sickness Prince Harry cancels birthday celebration over Kate Middleton's morning sickness
4
Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London
5
Sadie Robertson gets second highest score on first night of 'DWTS' Sadie Robertson gets second highest score on first night of 'DWTS'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback