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Manmohan undergoes angiopgraohy


New Delhi : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday underwent angiography as part of a series of heart-related tests at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, officials said.

“We cannot comment on any surgical procedure but the prime minister did undergo angiography,” said his personal physician K.S. Reddy, who is heading a multi-disciplinary team treating Manmohan Singh.

The prime minister’s media press adviser Deepak Sandhu said he would spend the night at the AIIMS and return home Thursday morning.

The prime minister had reportedly complained of chest pain after which a decision to carry out the tests was taken, according to hospital officials.

A day earlier, the prime minister visited AIIMS for an overall medical check-up and returned home.

AIIMS Medical Superintendent D.K.Sharma then said the prime minister had come for a “check-up” which was conducted by a team of doctors from various disciplines.

He had cancelled his visit to Kolkata, scheduled for Wednesday, to attend the Asiatic Society’s post-bicentennial silver jubilee celebrations and inaugurate the 150th foundation day of St Xavier’s College and Collegiate School.

“He is alright and will be joining work,” Deepak Sandhu said earlier.

In October 2005 the prime minister underwent a minor surgical procedure to ease the pressure on a nerve in his right wrist.

Then in September 2007, he underwent surgery for benign enlargement of the prostate gland.