Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Virendra Kataria has undergone coronary artery quadruple bypass graft surgery at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Saturday.
Four blocks were detected in the coronary artery and a team of doctors led by Dr Girinath conducted the bypass surgery. He was taken in for the surgery at 7.30 am which lasted for five hours. Thereafter the 80-year-old Kataria was shifted to the post-operative ward. He is doing well after the surgery, according to information provided by the director of Health and Family Welfare Dr K V Raman.
Kataria was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on Thursday after he complained of uneasiness and chest pain. Cardiologists from Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post Graduate Institute (IGGGHPGI) as well as JIPMER attended on him following which it was decided by the director of Health and Family Welfare to shift him to Apollo Hospitals for further treatment. After four blocks were detected, the team of doctors decided to go for the bypass surgery.
Though Kataria is diabetic and has hypertension, situation was under control. Besides, his health parameters were found to be normal based on which the surgery was taken up. His son who flew down from Jaipur to the hospital also gave his consent for the surgery.
Besides Dr Raman, senior cardiologist and medical superintendent of JIPMER Dr K Balachander also accompanied Kataria to the Apollo Hospitals.