Dubai – It’s a sad news today as Eman Abdul Atti, once known as the “world’s heaviest woman”, passed away on Monday due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to medical experts at Burjeel Hospital in the UAE.
A statement from Burjeel Hospital, where the Egyptian national was being treated, said Abdul Atti passed away at 4:35 AM (September 25, 2017) due to “complications from the underlying “comorbid” conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction”, according to a statement issued by the hospital.
In medicine, comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional diseases or disorders co-occurring with a primary disease or disorder.
Abdul Atti had arrived in the capital in May, and was under the treatment and supervision of a team of 20 medical experts at Burjeel Hospital.
Doctors in June said Abdul Atti will undergo weight loss surgeries. In July, they said they aim to reduce her weight to 100kg, from 500kg.
According to the statement, Abdul Atti’s family “expressed their appreciation for the care and treatment provided by the hospital…and are also grateful to the rulers and the people of the UAE for their support”. In turn, the hospital also expressed its heartfelt condolences to the family. – firstname.lastname@example.org