Abid in Pakistan undergoes second surgery after heart disease diagnosis


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Dec.22 (Reuters) – Pakistani opener Abid Ali underwent a second surgery on Wednesday after being diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome, the country’s cricket council (PCB) said.

Acute coronary syndrome is associated with a sudden reduction or blockage of blood flow to the heart.

Abid was diagnosed with heart disease after complaining of chest pain during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday. Read more

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“Abid underwent a second procedure today. The procedure was successfully completed and he is recovering,” the PCB said on Twitter.

“The PCB medical team is liaising with the interventional cardiologist regarding continued treatment and rehabilitation. Abid is currently stable.”

The 34-year-old has made 16 tryouts and six one-day internationals for Pakistan.

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Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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