“This is an acute coronary syndrome, but does not require a surgery. He is stable and recovering,” he said.The Minister complained of pain in the shoulder and profuse sweating while participating in a function in Udhagamandalam on Saturday evening. He also had gastric problem. An electro cardiogram done on him immediately did not reveal any problem. He went home that day and got himself admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning for a thorough check-up. A cardiac computed tomography scan detected a block in an artery in the heart, Dr. Bakthavathsalam said. But, cardiologists Y.Y. Rao and C. Balasubramaniam, who examined the Minister and the scan images, said he need not have to undergo a bypass surgery or an angioplasty, as the block was below 40 per cent. This could be managed with drugs, they said.
Sep 14, 2009
The condition of Khadi Minister K. Ramachandran is stable. He suffered a mild attack on Saturday.The Minister was under observation for three hours in the intensive care unit at K.G. Hospital here on Sunday and was shifted to a room in the evening, hospital chairman G. Bakthavathsalam told .