Updated: Queen already back to normal

2 10 2010

As is usual and as PPT kind of predicted, the queen’s heart is miraculously “normal.” None of us at PPT are medical experts, but let’s see what The Nation says: “Her Majesty the Queen’s heartbeat was reported as normal yesterday…. The Queen was admitted on Thursday night after developing an irregular heart-beat. Doctors treated Her Majesty with high frequency radio waves, and her heartbeat returned to normal on Friday night, the Royal Household Bureau said yesterday.”

Earlier reports were a little different referring to a rapid heartbeat. The use of HF radio waves suggests radiofrequency ablation which “is a procedure that uses a catheter and a device for mapping the electrical pathways of the heart. After you are given medicine to relax you, a catheter is inserted into a vein and guided to your heart, where doctors use high-frequency radio waves to destroy (ablate) the pathways causing the arrhythmia.”

This is apparently not a a simple treatment and the condition is potentially serious.

Update: The Nation reports that the queen left hospital following her treatment. This time the report refers to “an irregular pulse” and “a rapid heartbeat” which could fit either of the conditions noted above. Interestingly, the “Royal Household Bureau said in a statement that Her Majesty’s heartbeat was now normal and she could return to Siriraj Hospital where His Majesty has been recuperating for about a year now.” The Nation says she was visited by the king and “many royalty.” Among other, non-royal visitors was a gallery of rightist royalists including: “Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda, Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha, National Police Commissioner-General Wichien Pojphosri, Interior Minister Chaovarat Chanweerakul, acting Auditor-General Jaruvan Maintaka and Tourism Minister Chumpol Silapa-archa.”



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2 10 2010
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