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Bal Thackeray undergoes angioplasty

india Updated: Jul 08, 2009 01:37 IST
HT Political Bureau

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Tuesday underwent a coronary angioplasty. Thackeray was taken to Lilavati Hospital at Bandra on Monday.

This is his second hospitalisation in 15 days.

“He was brought to the hospital for an heart failure. We conducted an angiography around 9.45am on Tuesday and found there were blocks inside, leading to its failure. I cannot reveal how many there were, but we had to do an angioplasty,” Dr Jalil Parkar, respiratory and pulmonary consultant at Lilavati, and Thackeray’s personal physician told Hindustan Times.

“The blocks have now been plasted and the heart failure reversed. The medical process has been successfully completed and Thackeray was shifted to the ICCU”. He may be discharged in the next four days, he added.

“Balasaheb was operated on for an angioplasty at 11.30 am by a team of three doctors led by Dr Samuel Mathew, while the respiratory care was handled by Dr Parkar. He has now been shifted to the ICCU,” Shiv Sena MLC and party spokesperson Neelam Gorhe said.

His son and party executive president Uddhav has thanked the team of doctors who conducted the procedure.

Uddhav, after arriving from the US last night, rushed to the hospital, after which the decision on further treatment of the senior Thackeray was taken, Sena sources said.

Sainiks flooded Thackeray’s residence, Matoshree, with offerings. A donation box has been kept inside the building lobby. Many were seen praying for his well being.

Thackeray (83) was admitted to the same hospital on June 18 and discharged on June 23 for complaints of respiratory problems.

Earlier in February, he had been hospitalised for 10 days.