Norway’s king has pacemaker implanted in Malaysia

The procedure should make the journey home safer, likely in a couple of days, it said

By REUTERS
March 03, 2024
King Harald V of Norway attends the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo, Norway, on December 10th, 2022. — AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: Norway’s King Harald had a temporary pacemaker implanted on Saturday at a hospital in Malaysia after falling ill while on holiday there, the Norwegian royal household said.

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“The pacemaker was implanted due to a low heart rate. The decision was made earlier today, and the procedure was successful,” the palace said in a statement, adding that he is doing well under the circumstances but still requires rest.

The procedure should make the journey home safer, likely in a couple of days, it said.

The 87-year-old monarch was on a private holiday in the South-East Asian country when he fell ill with an infection earlier this week.

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