The 76-year-old Queensland-based erstwhile all-rounder was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and put on a ventilator. The arrival of his family members is awaited.
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that was performed on Thursday morning did not reveal a heart attack. However, the second MRI conducted in the evening, showed that Surti had suffered a serious stroke.
Dr R R Pulgaonkar, CEO of Jaslok Hospital, said: “The patient is very critical after he suffered a massive stroke on Thursday. He is also suffering from embolism in his brain. The MRI scan performed on Thursday evening revealed the fact about the stroke. He is still in the ICU and has been put on a ventilator and other life-support systems.”
He added, “We are waiting for the patient’s relatives to arrive before we take any further decision. Both his sons are arriving from Australia today and after obtaining their consent we would proceed with further treatment.”
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