Quader’s heart functioning normally: Doctors

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader’s heart is functioning without a support now, doctors with him said.

Doctors have removed an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) device attached to ailing Quader as his condition improved.

His heart is now functioning without artificial support, said Dr Abu Nasar Rizvi, a professor at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Now accompanying Quader, Rizvi came up with the updates quoiting Dr Philip Koh Soon, the head of the five-member medical board formed to treat Quader.

“His kidneys are functioning well and the dose of sedatives has been lessened,” Dr Rizvi told reporters at the lobby of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore; adding that the minister is also responding to the call of the doctors.

Dr Philip Koh Soon will brief media tomorrow at 4:00pm local time.

Quader, 69, was flown to Singapore on Monday for better treatment as per advice of renowned Indian cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty.

He was admitted to the BSMMU on Sunday morning following breathing complications. Later, doctors conducted an angiogram and found three blockages in his coronary arteries.