Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson underwent coronary angioplasty and coronary dilation at Landspítali – University Hospital in Reykjavík earlier this week, according to an announcement from the presidential office.
The announcement revealed that Grímsson had stayed at the hospital’s cardiology ward on Monday and Tuesday this week in relation to his surgery, visir.is reports.
The surgery was successful but physicians have advised the president against working full-time in the coming days.
Grímsson is not the only Icelandic official to undergo surgery during these times of economic instability. Iceland’s foreign minister is currently recovering from an operation in New York.