24 Dec '11, 12am

Duke of Edinburgh, the 90-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II undergoes heart surgery : Palace

Duke of Edinburgh, the 90-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II undergoes heart surgery : Palace

A file picture taken on May 19, 2011 shows Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh looking on during a tour of the Irish National Stud in Kildare, on the third day of the Queen's four-day visit to Ireland. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON (AFP) - The Duke of Edinburgh, the 90-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, underwent successful heart surgery on Friday for a blocked coronary artery, Buckingham Palace said. The duke underwent an 'invasive procedure of coronary stenting' after being taken to hospital with chest pains, the palace confirmed. 'Following tests at Papworth Cardiothoracic Hospital in Cambridge this evening the Duke of Edinburgh was found to have a blocked coronary artery which caused his chest pain,' the palace said in a short statement. 'This was treated successfully by the minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting. Prince Philip will remain in hospital...

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