FILE: President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak
CAIRO – 26 February 2020: An official health report said on Wednesday that atrial flutter and kidney failure were the main causes of death for former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, two weeks after undergoing surgery.
Mubarak passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91.
Atrial flutter is a condition where the atria of the heart rapidly and regularly beat due to an anomaly in the heart's electrical system that usually results in a tachycardia, a condition that makes your heartbeat more than 100 times per minute.
It produces feelings like near-fainting, rapid heartbeats (palpitations), mild shortness of breath, and fatigue.
This type of arrhythmia can be dangerous because complications can easily develop.
While kidney failure is a medical condition in which the kidneys are functioning at less than 15% of normal.
Egypt’s state TV has announced ongoing preparations to transfer the body of Egypt’s former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak to his family tomb via a helicopter as his military funeral is being set.
The state TV news also said the body will be transferred by a helicopter from El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Nasr City to his family’s tomb.
Security authorities have raised their level of readiness in anticipation of the expected crowds that will be witnessed during the funeral.
The Cairo International Airport is also witnessing special preparations to receive a number of high-level international and Arab delegations and officials.
By law no.35/1975, the former president is entitled to a military funeral because he was the Commander of the Air Force during the October 6, 1973 War.
The law provides that high-ranking commanders at the Egyptian Armed Forces during the war shall not retire, and that if they are appointed in a civilian post out of necessity, they have to return to military service after they finish their term.