Harry Redknapp Heart Op: What are stents and what does it mean?
Yesterday we found out that Harry Redknapp was going to miss the Tottenham v Rubin Kazan match because of a “medical procedure”.
First thought I had was that this was a way of Harry getting out of a long trip to the back of beyond and because none of the Tottenham first team were being risked it was fine sending in Bond and Jordan to deal with the youngsters.
But it seems my cynicism was misplaced.
Instead Harry Redknapp had stents which is a ‘minor’ heart procedure.
A blog from British Heart Foundation on the subject has said:
“…The procedure can help relieve the symptoms of angina. It’s also used as an emergency treatment for people who’ve had a heart attack or unstable angina.
Most people can go home the same day or the next day, unless you’ve had an emergency angioplasty when it’s likely you’ll need to stay in hospital for a day or two longer.Many will find that they’re back to normal after a few days, though you’ll be probably be advised to avoid activities, such as heavy lifting or driving for a week or so.
In the vast majority of cases, the blood flow through the artery is improved, and people will find that their symptoms have improved.”
You can read the full British Heart Foundation blog on their website.
Best of lucky Harry and no matter who you support, sure everyone is wishing you a speedy recovery.
- Harry Redknapp to miss Tottenham’s Rubin Kazan trip on health grounds (guardian.co.uk)
- Redknapp suffers health scare, misses Europa clash (soccernet.espn.go.com)