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Kumaraswamy undergoes heart surgery

india Updated: Dec 20, 2007 18:05 IST
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Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday underwent an open heart surgery at a super-speciality hospital in Bangalore.

Kumaraswamy, who had been admitted to Worckhardt Hospital following complaints of chest pain, had been diagnosed with severe calcific arotic valve stenosis, necessiating an open heart surgery for replacement of the blocked valve of his heart, doctors attending on him said.

The four-and-half-hour surgery, which commenced at 9am, was conducted by a team of eight docotrs headed by Dr Vivek Jawali. "The surgery has gone off well and has been uneventful," Dr Vishal Bali, CEO of the hospital, told PTI. "All his parameters are fine", he said.

Kumaraswamy has been shifted to the intensive care unit where he will remain under observation for 48 hours. He will subsequently be shifted out of the ICU but will remain in the hospital for a week, he said. Kumaraswamy was admitted to the hospital on December 18 after he complained of chest pain.