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Crown Prince suffers major heart attack

Nepal's Crown Prince Paras has suffered from a serious heart attack and underwent an emergency angioplasty at a hospital in Kathmandu.

world Updated: Sep 06, 2007 17:37 IST

Nepal's Crown Prince Paras, known for his flamboyant lifestyle, on Thursday suffered a serious heart attack and underwent an emergency angioplasty at a hospital in Kathmandu, doctors said.

36-year-old Paras was admitted to the private Norvic International Escorts hospital after he complained of chest pain this morning and was stated to be out of danger after the cardiac procedure.

A team of doctors led by Indian cardiologist Bharat Rawat performed an emergency angioplasty on the Prince, hospital sources said.

"The Crown Prince has had a major heart attack," Rawat said, adding "he is out of danger now, but we can't say if he will have another heart attack."

"Shortly after the Crown Prince was rushed to the hospital we did his angiography and performed an emergency angioplasty which saved his life," he told PTI.

There was 95 per cent blockage of blood circulation in his right artery, when he was brought to the hospital, "but now he is doing very well and he is relieved of pain," said Rawat.

Paras will have to stay in the hospital under constant medical care for 4-5 days, the doctor said.

The doctors also found high cholesterol and blood pressure levels in the Crown Prince. They said that excessive smoking and drinking are associated with the problem.

The Prince, who has in the past hit headlines for fast driving and his playboy image, has been advised to change his food habit and lifestyle, they said.

His mother and father, King Gyanendra and Queen Komal, arrived at the hospital soon after he was admitted there.

Security personnel have also been deployed in the hospital premises.