LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former Lakers and UCLA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was briefly hospitalized again Wednesday, just a couple of weeks after undergoing a quadruple coronary-bypass surgery.
Abdul-Jabbar, 68, contacted his doctors Wednesday morning to complain of experiencing dizziness and was advised to go to the emergency department at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to the hospital.
“He was evaluated by his surgeon and cardiologist,” according to a statement from UCLA. “After a battery of tests, they found no complications. Abdul-Jabbar was discharged from the emergency department and is back home continuing his recovery.
“His surgeon, Dr. Richard Shemin, said it is not uncommon for patients to experience some symptoms that require ruling out serious problems following major heart surgery. Shemin added that Abdul-Jabbar did the right thing by coming in to see his doctors.”
Abdul-Jabbar underwent his quadruple bypass on April 16.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Abdul-Jabbar tweeted, “Just want to let everyone know I’m doing fine & feeling better every day. Doing my rehab w/the same mental commitment I had as a pro.”
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