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Gogoi to undergo emergency heart surgeries in Delhi

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, July 26 (IANS) - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will have to undergo two emergency heart surgeries following blood vessel blockages detected by doctors at a hospital here Monday.

"The Chief Minister would require two surgeries - a bypass surgery and another surgery to replace an aortic valve with 70 to 80 percent blocks in two blood vessels," Parveez Ahmed, CEO of Max Hospital, told IANS.

The Chief Minister complained of breathing problems and a rise in blood pressure Saturday while attending the meeting of the National Development Council chaired by the prime minister.

"His heart condition is normal and he is doing fine with all parameters normal," Ahmed said.

The surgeries are likely to be conducted in the next two to three days. Gogoi is at the Max heart and vascular hospital in Saket.

"It is his personal wish where he wants to do the surgery, but then we are well equipped to perform the operation," Ahmed said.

The Chief Minister would require a minimum of six weeks to get back to work.

"A total period of about six weeks would be required for him to be fully fit," Ahmed said.

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