His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan to Have a Coronary Artery Exam

According to a press release from the Imperial Household Agency His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan will have a coronary artery exam on February 11, 2012.  AFP News is reporting the “… angiogram of his coronary arteries comes after the Emperor’s electrocardiogram showed a restricted blood flow to his heart.”  The Emperor’s doctors also “…previously found traces of bleeding in the emperor’s stomach, partly due to stress.”

This will be the second time within a year that His Imperial Majesty underwent this examination.  The Imperial Household Agency also noted that there will be “…no change in the Emperor’s official schedule.  The Emperor will go on a retreat to his villa in the Kanagawa Prefecture with the Empress beginning on Thursday.”

Sources: IHA via AFP and Mainichi Daily News