PM undergoes angiography
PM Manmohan Singh underwent an angiography on Wednesday to detect blockages in his blood vessels at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.delhi Updated: Jan 22, 2009 00:38 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underwent an angiography on Wednesday to detect blockages in his blood vessels at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Singh, 76, reached AIIMS at about 8 a.m. and was immediately whisked off to the VVIP room in the Centre for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sciences at AIIMS.
“Periodic medical evaluation is done as part of routine and several diagnostic tests are performed,” said the prime minister’s personal cardiologist, Dr K.S. Reddy, who is heading a multi-disciplinary team. Singh had undergone a bypass surgery in the UK in 1990.
The PM had been rushed to AIIMS after complaining of uneasiness in the chest. “He had to undergo the tests as some blockages in the heart vessels were identified, which needed immediate attention,” said a doctor unwilling to be identified as he is not authorised to speak.
“Specific treatment approaches are still being identified because several effective treatments and therapies are available,” said Dr Reddy.
“The Prime Minister’s condition is stable. He will return home tonight and be back at work tomorrow,” he said.