Former Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq has clarified that he did not suffer a heart attack, but underwent an angioplasty in Lahore on Monday.
In a video on his official YouTube channel, Inzamam said that he went to the hospital for a “routine check-up” due to stomach pain. He also thanked people, from around the world, for their prayers.
“I saw reports saying I had suffered a heart attack. I did not. I went to my doctor for a routine check-up, who said they wanted to conduct an angiography. During angiography, they noted an artery of mine was blocked, so they inserted stents to alleviate that problem. It was successful and easy, and I came back home after just 12 hours at the hospital. I feel fine,” he added.
Earlier, his management had stated that Inzamam had suffered a heart attack and had to be rushed for surgery.
Inzamam also urged people to closely monitor their cardiac health, and consult their doctor if they had any issues.
“I went to the doctor because I felt a very slight bit of discomfort. It wasn’t even close to the heart area, but the stomach. Had I delayed getting it checked out, doctors said the heart could have been damaged,” he concluded.
As a premiere of Pakistan cricket, Inzamam remains a household name in Kashmir where he has a large fan following.