She was rushed to hospital around 1.30am after she complained of breathlessness. Later in the day, she was shifted to the ICU and had to be put on life-support, sources said. “She is suffering from pneumonia along with left ventricular failure. She continues to be critical, but there has been some improvement in her condition over the last few hours,” said internal medicine physician, Dr Pratit Samdani.
Doctors said that the left ventricle supplies most of the heart’s pumping power and is essential for normal functioning. “In this condition, the left side of the heart has to work harder to pump the same amount of blood,” said a doctor.
Breach Candy Hospital authorities declined to elaborate on her condition citing patient confidentiality. Mangeshkar’s family maintained that her condition was stable and she was on the road to recovery. Her sister Usha said the singer should be discharged soon.
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