RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was found to have normal heart functions after undergoing an unannounced medical procedure after he complained of feeling tired, officials said.
Abbas, 81, underwent a cardiac catheterization, a procedure that allows doctors to examine the inner heart through a narrow tube. Abbas has rumored to have suffered a stroke in January and has heart problems. The test was performed after Abbas reported feeling tired.
"The president is doing a regular checkup in the hospital. The doctors said he is totally normal," said Nabil Abu Rdeneh, Abbas' spokesman, in a statement.
Abbas was elected in 2005 to lead the government following the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.