PM undergoes series of tests in California

Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley underwent a series of medical tests on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Honourable Colm Imbert said Dr Rowley will undergo a second round of testing on Saturday March 9, 2019 and a third round next week Monday March 11, 2019.

Dr Rowley left for Los Angeles, California on March 5, 2019 to undergo a series of medical tests.

It has become necessary for the Prime Minister to undergo the tests due to a coronary issue which was first discovered in 2016.

Dr Rowley said he currently suffers no symptoms which hamper his ability to perform his duties. However his doctors, who have attended to him for the last 25 years in California, have asked him to prioritize his annual medical examination.

A 2016 coronary scan revealed Prime Minister Rowley had small soft plaque in one of his arteries and doctors indicated that it should be monitored. In 2017, doctors said it appeared as though the plaque was growing. The advice from his doctors then was that it should be monitored to determine whether further intervention might be required.


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