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Kapil Dev lands in hospital with chest pain, undergoes coronary angioplasty

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World Cup winning captain and a true cricketing legend, Kapil Dev, on Friday underwent an emergency coronary angioplasty at a New Delhi-based private hospital. The procedure was carried out after he reached the hospital with a complaint of chest pain.

The private hospital Fortis Escorts Heart Institute issued a statement in this regard. As per the statement, Kapil Dev reached the hospital’s emergency department at around 1 am on Friday with a complaint of chest pain. He was evaluated by doctors and an emergency coronary angioplasty was performed on him by Dr Atul Mathur, who is the director of the hospital’s cardiology department.

The hospital has clarified that Kapil Dev is in the intensive care unit (ICU), but in a stable condition. It added that the former team India cricketer is expected to be discharged in a few days.

“Former Indian Cricket captain Mr. Kapil Dev, Age 62 years, came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23rd October with a complaint of chest pain. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary Angioplasty was performed by Dr Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of the night,” read a statement from Fortis Escorts.

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

Wishes for good health pour in

Several sporting personalities, including Indian skipper Virat Kohli, badminton star Saina Nehwal, former India opener Gautam Gambhir and well-renowned commentator Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.

Virat Kohli said: “Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon paaji. @therealkapildev.”

Saina Nehwal said: “Wishing u speedy recovery sir @therealkapildev.”

Gautam Gambhir said: “Wishing @therealkapildev Good health & a speedy recovery. Take care sir!”

Harsha Bhogle said: “Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do.”

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said: “Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too.”

 

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