Composer and singer Igor Nikolaev
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After a serious heart operation, patient Igor Nikolaev was taken off the ventilator. The musician underwent emergency bypass surgery.
Igor Nikolaev was admitted to the hospital a few days ago complaining of intense chest pain. The reason for the sharp deterioration of the teacher’s condition was the third massive heart attack. An urgent operation was required.
The surgery was successful. At this moment, Igor Yuryevich is already disconnected from the ventilator and breathing on his own. He will spend the next few days in intensive care. “The condition is stable and serious. The operation was satisfactory,” they said in medical circles.
Alla Pugacheva is very worried about the current situation with Nikolaev. They have been friends for many years. Alla Borisovna herself knows well what a bad heart is. Previously, Diva underwent several operations to place a stent in blood vessels.
Now Pugacheva is in contact with the composer’s wife, Yulia Proskuryakova. “Of course, Alla Borisovna will breathe a sigh of relief when they start communicating, but for now Igor cannot get in touch,” a well-informed source is quoted on the mk.ru website.
Nikolaev will take a long time to recover. During this time, all of the maestro’s concerts were canceled. With bypass surgery, surgeons restore impaired blood flow to the heart muscle. After such an intervention, the patient usually spends about three weeks in the hospital and then waits for rehabilitation.