[attach id="256812" size="medium"]Former President Eddie Fenech Adami. Photo: Jason Borg[/attach]

Former President and Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami is back at home with his family after five days in hospital where he had a cardiac intervention.

“He is his normal self,” his daughter told Times of Malta yesterday after the 79-year-old was discharged from hospital.

She was delighted that her father appeared to be on track towards a full recovery. “He’s recovering very well. He’s happy to be in his treasured home with his family where he has loads of support,” she said.

Dr Fenech Adami is not expected to return to hospital, where he was admitted after complaining of chest pains and underwent a coronary angiogram.

A coronary angiogram is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to inspect the heart’s blood vessels and explore whether there are blockages or narrowed areas.

He’s happy to be in his treasured home with his family where he has loads of support

During his stay at Mater Dei Hospital, Dr Fenech Adami missed the election of his son Beppe Fenech Adami as PN deputy leader.

“It was a matter of first things first. Addressing his health needs were a priority at the time. An absolute priority,” she said.

Dr Fenech Adami has had a history of heart problems in the past and had a pacemaker implanted. In 1999, he underwent a triple heart bypass.

He served as Malta’s Prime Minister between 1987 and 1996 and again from 1998 until 2004.

He was later sworn in as the seventh President of Malta between 2004 and 2009.

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