Japan emperor undergoes heart test
- Published: 11 Feb 2012 at 10.32
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Japan's ageing Emperor Akihito underwent a heart examination at a hospital on Saturday after showing symptoms of restricted blood flow to his heart, amid increasing worries about his health.
Japan's ageing Emperor Akihito (pictured in January) was admitted to hospital on Saturday for a heart examination after showing symptoms of a restricted blood flow to his heart amid increasing worries about his health. The 78-year-old monarch was scheduled to undergo an angiogram of his coronary arteries and stay overnight at the University of Tokyo Hospital.
The 78-year-old monarch, accompanied by Empress Michiko, was admitted to the University of Tokyo Hospital in the morning and had an hour-long scan of his coronary arteries at midday, the Imperial Household Agency said.
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