Kapil Dev undergoes emergency coronary angioplasty

New Delhi: Cricket legend Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack and underwent an angioplasty on Friday. He is expected to be discharged in the next couple of days.

“Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary angioplasty was performed in the middle of night,” the hospital in which he is getting treatment said in an updated health bulletin after only mentioning chest pain in its initial statement.

The 61-year-old complained of chest pain on Thursday following which he was taken to hospital.

“Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under close supervision of Dr Atul Mathur and his team. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days.”

Angioplasty is a procedure to open blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow to the heart.

India’s current captain Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar among others wished speedy recovery of Kapil. “Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon paaji,” Kohli said.

“Take care @therealkapildev! Praying for your quick recovery. Get well soon Paaji,” Tendulkar said.


NT Bureau