Former captain of the Indian cricket team Kapil Dev has been admitted to a hospital in Delhi after suffering a heart attack. He was admitted to the emergency department of the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute located in Okhla Road early Friday.
Fortis Hospital has issued a statement regarding the health of the former Indian captain. According to the hospital statement, 62-year-old Kapil Dev came to the emergency department of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) at 1 am on October 23 with a chest pain complaint. He was tested and underwent an emergency coronary angioplasty by Dr Atul Mathur, director of the Department of Cardiology at night. Currently, he is admitted in the ICU and is being supervised by Dr Atul Mathur and his team. Kapil Dev is now stable and will be discharged from the hospital 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,” the statement read.
“He was evaluated and an emergency coronary Angioplasty was performed by Dr Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of the night. 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
Kapil Dev was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Delhi due to blockages in Heart. According to information received from the hospital, due to blockage in the heart, Kapil Dev’s angioplasty was done at Fortis Hospital. It is a procedure in which arterial blocks are opened and stents are placed there.
Kapil Dev, popularly known as Haryana Hurricane, made India won over the West Indies in the 1983 World Cup.