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CONFIRMED: Archbishop Lwanga Succumbed to ‘Heart Failure’

The catholic church doctors have on Monday afternoon confirmed that the late Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to a heart failure condition following coronary heart thrombosis, the Daily Express has exclusively learnt.

According to Dr Charles Ssekitoleko who is also the Archdiocesan Health Coordinator of the Kampala Archdiocese, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga died of a condition known as “Ischemic Heart Disease” following coronary heart thrombosis, according to a post-mortem report from Mulago national referral hospital.

“This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart,” Dr Andrew Ssekitoleko, the personal physician to the late Lwanga said through a report explaining the cleric’s tragic demise.

In a statement read to mourners in the cross-shaped Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala, Dr Ssekitoleko- who also was the first doctor at the death scene told the congregation that the condition kills within a space of 3-5 minutes.

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“When I found His Grace (Dr Lwanga), there was no sign that he had struggled,” Dr Ssekitoleko added.

Ssekitoleko also told mourners Archbishop Lwanga is not likely to have been in pain when he suffered the heart attack.

According to Dr Ssekitoleko, the post-mortem was carried out at Mulago hospital mortuary by at least four senior pathologists in the presence of four witnesses; two of whom were representatives of the family and two physicians delegated by the church.

The Doctor further revealed that the heart disease condition was consistent with the history of illness of the arch bishop.


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