Bengaluru, Dec 12: Former Karnataka chief minister and leader of the opposition Siddaramaiah underwent an angioplasty procedure for a blocked artery in a private hospital here.
Siddaramaiah, 72, was rushed to a private hospital in Malleswaram early on Wednesday morning after he complained of discomfort in the chest. He had undergone a similar procedure in 2000.
His son Yathindra Siddaramaiah, who represents Varuna in the Legislative Assembly, said that Mr. Siddaramaiah was having chest discomfort ever since he returned to Bengaluru after campaigning for the bypolls.
“He complained of discomfort while exercising on the treadmill on December 8. He experienced the same discomfort again on Tuesday after which his cardiologist suggested he should be investigated. Following tests on Wednesday morning, he was advised an angioplasty immediately,” Yathindra said.
He is likely to be discharged on Thursday, he added. (UNI)