Middle East

Hospital official: Palestinian leader to undergo heart test

FILE -- In this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a conference in the West Bank City of Bethlehem. A West Bank hospital official said Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, that Abbas will undergo a heart test after being hospitalized. The official says Abbas, 81, will undergo a cardiac catheterization, a procedure in which a thin tube is inserted into a blood vessel to examine the strength of his heart. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

FILE -- In this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a conference in the West Bank City of Bethlehem. A West Bank hospital official said Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, that Abbas will undergo a heart test after being hospitalized. The official says Abbas, 81, will undergo a cardiac catheterization, a procedure in which a thin tube is inserted into a blood vessel to examine the strength of his heart. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

A West Bank hospital official says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will undergo a heart test after being hospitalized.

The official says Abbas, 81, will undergo a cardiac catheterization, a procedure in which a thin tube is inserted into a blood vessel to examine the strength of his heart.

Abbas was taken to a hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah after feeling "tired" Thursday, according to a Palestinian official.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the president's condition with the media.