Raju Srivastav dies at 58 due to complications post heart attack, was in ICU for over a month

Comedian Raju Srivastava, a popular face in the entertainment industry, has passed away. Srivastava has been on a ventilator since August 10 after he collapsed while running on a treadmill.

Srivastava’s health condition remained unchanged since that day despite having an angioplasty procedure.

Raju Srivastava was declared dead at 10.20 am, according to hospital sources. “I got a call from the family about half-an-hour ago saying he is no more. It is really unfortunate news. He was fighting in the hospital for over 40 days,” Dipoo Srivastava told PTI.

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On August 10, Srivastava suffered a massive cardiac arrest while on the treadmill. He collapsed during the workout. “He was doing his routine exercise and while he was on the treadmill, he suddenly fell down,” his cousin Ashok Srivastava had told the media on the same day.

Immediately after this he was admitted to AIIMS hospital in New Delhi and underwent angioplasty the same day.

He had angioplasty on August 10

Also known as balloon angioplasty and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, this process is used to widen the blocked or narrowed down arteries and veins which happen due to arterial atherosclerosis.

The purpose behind the angioplasty process is to break the fatty plaque build up in the blood vessel and is recommended to those whose heart function has already come at risk.

Cardiac arrest during workout

Srivastava’s health condition has sent waves of shock and sorrow among his fans and followers. During the time he had the heart attack several questions were raised on how safe workouts are for heart health. As per his cousin, he was doing the regular routine workout.

As per experts cardiac attacks during workouts are inevitable in those cases where the blockages in the blood vessels have been ignored or are undiagnosed. Sometimes workouts can trigger electrical disturbance in the heart leading to cardiac arrest. Strenuous exercise can also cause the fatty plaques to rupture leading to heart attack.

Immensely popular as Gajodhar, Srivastava, had an illustrious career in the industry. Apart from the entertainment industry he also had a political career. He had contested from Kanpur in the 2014 Lok Sabha Election as a Samajwadi party candidate. However, citing reasons he left the party and joined BJP later.


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