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Sena chief stable, say doctors

india Updated: Jul 09, 2009 01:01 IST
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Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who underwent a coronary angioplasty at Bandra’s Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday, is stable, doctors said.

He would be discharged by Friday or Saturday, the doctors added.

“He will be able to resume his routine and responsibilities from Monday,” said cardiologist Dr Samuel Mathew, who was called from Kolkata to perform the procedure.

Thackeray (83) was in good spirits on Wednesday evening.

“He is having tea and telling us [the doctors] old jokes,” said Dr Mathew.

Respiratory and pulmonary consultant Dr Jalil Parkar, who has been treating Thackeray, said he would be moved from the Intensive Care Unit to a private room on Thursday.

Thackeray was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on Monday as his reports had shown that he had suffered multiple episodes of heart failure. A team of doctors placed three stents to unclog the arteries. Angioplasty was a preferred procedure as Thackeray had already undergone bypass surgery in 1996.

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