Ramalinga Raju undergoes angioplasty, condition stable


The disgraced Satyam founder Raju who was admitted to NIMS hospital following complaint of chest pain from Chanchalguda Central Prison on September 7 was being treated for a heart attack.

Raju was diagnosed with three blocks in his heart vessels after he underwent angiogram on Saturday last. "After the angiogram report an angioplasty was performed on Raju. We have cleared blocks in two heart vessels and put stents," Dr D Sheshagiri Rao, who performed angioplasty told reporters.

Rao, who is also head of cardiology department, said at present Raju's condition is stable and after consulting the experts the treatment for his chronic Hepatitis-C would begin.
Angioplasty is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel.

Raju, was in Chanchalguda jail since January this year along with seven other accused in connection with the Rs 7,800-crore accounting fraud in Satyam. PTI RAO VVK YRM

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