Photo by Yahoo from Sunnyvale, California, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Yahoo from Sunnyvale, California, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Former Lakers and UCLA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who underwent quadruple coronary-bypass surgery earlier this month, was briefly hospitalized again Wednesday after experiencing dizziness, but he was discharged after tests found no complications, hospital officials said.

Abdul-Jabbar, 68, contacted his doctors this morning 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 this morning, Abdul-Jabbar wrote on his Twitter page, “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.”

City News Service

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