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Royal wedding preacher's health update

by Kelly Valencia

The bishop who delivered the sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding is receiving a pacemaker on Friday as part of his treatment for atrial fibrillation, most commonly known as irregular hearbeat.

The procedure will require an overnight hospital stay and will be followed by a gradual return to work, as stated by the Episcopal Church.

Bishop Michael Curry has spent the past year recovering from several episodes of internal bleeding and an irregular heartbeat.  He has been hospitalised several times, and after doctors diagnosed him with atrial fibrillation, he had his right adrenal gland removed and an attached mass that was discovered.

Later, doctors determined that the mass was not cancerous.

Following a fall in December during a visit to the Diocese of Central New York, Bishop Curry was diagnosed with a cerebral hematoma. In January, he underwent a medical procedure addressing the underlying cause of the brain bleed and has been recovering at home since.

The pacemaker aims to regulate potentially dangerous heartbeat irregularities associated with atrial fibrillation. If left untreated, atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots in the heart, escalating the risk of stroke, heart failure, or other heart-related conditions, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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