Abid Ali advised rest for two months after angioplasty

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Karachi: Abid Ali has been advised rest for two months after undergoing angioplasty. The Pakistan batsman is currently “stable” after undergoing a second procedure after complaining of chest pain while playing a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match.

Abid had an angioplasty a day after he complained of chest pain. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that Abid’s second procedure was successfully completed and he is recovering. Pakistan Cricket tweeted, “Update 1/2 on Abid Ali: Abid had his second procedure today. The procedure was completed successfully and he is recovering well. PCB medical team with Interventional Cardiologist regarding further treatment and rehabilitation Contact is being made. Abid’s condition is stable at present. ,

“It is requested to respect the privacy of him and the family at this time. We wish Abid a speedy recovery,” it added.

Abid Ali was diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome or ACS. ACS is a term used to describe a number of conditions that result from sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart.

Angioplasty is surgery where a balloon is used to open a narrowed or blocked artery. However, most modern angioplasty procedures involve the insertion of a small wire-mesh tube, called a stent, into the artery during the procedure. The stent is left in place permanently to allow blood to flow more freely.

Abid has been the highest run-scorer in Tests for Pakistan since his debut in 2019, and in 2021, he is ranked fifth in the world with 695 runs at 48.87 in nine Tests.

First Published:December 23, 2021, 6:45 pm

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