Kapil Dev Successfully Undergoes Angioplasty

Kapil Dev Successfully Undergoes Angioplasty

Kapil Dev Successfully Undergoes Angioplasty

Veteran cricket player Kapil Dev suffered from a heart attack and has safely been discharged in the hospital after his angioplasty. 

India’s first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev has been discharged from a city hospital after having undergone angioplasty following a heart attack. After having complained of chest pain on a Thursday, he was then brought to Fortis Escort Heart Institute’s emergency department. By Sunday, the veteran cricket player was discharged after it has been proved that he was already doing fine. 

Following Dev’s discharge, the hospital released an official statement in which they said, ‘Mr Kapil Dev got discharged today afternoon. He's doing fine and can resume his regular daily activity soon. He'll be under regular follow-up consultation with Dr Atul Mathur’. 

Angioplasty, the one undergone by Dev, is a medical procedure which aims to open blocked arteries and restore a normal blood flow to the heart. After the 61-year-old veteran was admitted, his condition was then evaluated. After then, the coronary angioplasty was performed by the director of cardiology himself, Dr Atul Mathur. 

With that, Dev’s former Indian teammate Chetan Sharma tweeted a photo of Kapil and the doctor with the caption, ‘Dr Atul Mathur did Kapil paji angioplasty. He is fine and discharged. Pic of @therealkapildev on time of discharge from hospital’. 

Several players like Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar also posted on their social media accounts to wish Dev a speedy recovery. 

Dev is a respectable cricket player as he led India to its first World Cup win in 1983 and a Test series win in England in 1986. Aside from that, he is one of the few cricket players who had claimed over 400 wickets by having a record of 434. He has also accumulated a total of 5248 runs in Test matches. 

He retired from international cricket in 1994. Years later, he served as India’s national coach between 1999 and 2000. By 2010, he had been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame. To learn more about the ICC, read the page on Betwala

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