Chris Cairns in critical condition after second heart surgery
By Tanushka Gain
on Fri Aug 20 2021
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has been taken off the life support system. He is emerging from a second emergency surgery for a heart problem in Sydney. He is intensive care unit at a sydney hospital after undergoing cardiovascular surgery following a major heart incident in canberra last week.
I am very pleased to say that Cairns is out of life support, Cairns Attorney Aaron Lloyd said in a statement. And is able to speak with his family from a Sydney hospital.”
Chris Cairns had major heart surgery earlier this month in Canberra. Where Chris Cairns lives with his family. He was then kept under observation in the ICU. But he needed another surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.
Lloyd said in the statement that “he and his family are all supportive. And are grateful for the well wishes. And for the privacy given to them. They request this to continue. As they move forward on his recovery.” “
Cairns, now 51, played international cricket for 17 years between 1989 and 2006, representing New Zealand in 62 Tests, 215 ODIs and 2 T20Is.
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