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It's not the PM's first surgery
January 23, 2009 23:02 IST
Following are the major surgeries Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh [Images] has undergone:
1990: Singh underwent a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in the United Kingdom.
2004: Angioplasty was conducted on Prime Minister to clear the clogged arteries.
September 15, 2007: Surgery for benign enlargement of the prostate gland at AIIMS.
May 25, 2008: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underwent a cataract operation at AIIMS.
'No room for concern'
The bypass surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday does not call for any undue concern, Dr Upendra Kaul, a leading cardiologist said on Friday night.
"Any person who has undergone bypass surgery eight to ten years ago runs a chance of having the problem again and one of the solutions is repeat bypass surgery if there are multiple blockages. It is done regularly and it needs a little more care," he said.
The cardiologist said Dr Singh may require three or four grafts, 'which should not be a problem'.
The 76-year-old prime minister was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday and will undergo a coronary bypass surgery for removal of blockages in his heart vessels.
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