VP discharged from AIIMS after undergoing angioplasty

File Photo: M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.

File Photo: M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who underwent angioplasty at the premier AIIMS hospital here, was discharged today.

Naidu, 68, had undergone an angiography yesterday which showed a significant blockage in one of the main arteries and to treat the condition a stent was placed, a senior doctor said.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) authorities said that all his parameters are normal. Naidu has been advised complete rest for three days and not have any visitors during this period.

In a statement, Vice President’s secretariat said: ‘Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has undergone a successful Angioplasty at AIIMS yesterday. During a routine detailed medical checkup at AIIMS, yesterday, a significant blockage in one of the main artery was found and it was stented by Prof. Balram Bhargava, Dept. of Cardiology, AIIMS.”

The statement further said that the president and prime minister spoke to him over phone and enquired about his well being.

Naidu had visited the AIIMS for a complete body checkup after becoming the vice president in August. Some tests had pointed to problems related to the heart following which the procedure was performed.

The procedure was done under the supervision of Professor Dr Balram Bhargava of the Department of Cardiology.