Nepal’s former king suffers heart attack, stable

  • Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, Kathmandu
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2014 23:46 IST

Former king of Nepal, Gyanendra Shah, suffered a heart attack on Saturday evening and had to undergo an angioplasty. His condition is stable now.

“He is feeling better and is recovering in a special intensive care unit. All his vital signs are stable,” said Dr Bharat Rawat, executive director of Norvic International Hospital.

The 67-year-old former royal complained of pain in both his arms on Saturday afternoon but there was no chest pain. His blood reports were normal and an ECG didn’t show anything alarming.

“We advised him to take aspirin and took another ECG after three hours. By this time he was experiencing chest pain. So it was decided to admit him to the hospital at 10 pm,” Rawat added.

An emergency angiography done on the right wrist showed 100% blockage in the left artery.

An Indian from Rajasthan, Rawat has been based in Nepal for over 15 years and is the most popular cardiac surgeon in Nepal.

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