Report: Stent placed in Gene Stallings’ heart after serious heart attack, doctors optimistic

  • Andrew Astleford
  • SEC Country
Oct 03, 2017

Doctors reportedly are optimistic in Gene Stallings’ recovery after the coach suffered a large heart attack last Friday. However, his situation remains serious.

As relayed by FOX6 WBRC-TV’s Rick Karle on Tuesday, doctors at a Dallas hospital placed a stent in the former Alabama coach’s heart. Doctors continue to run “a long list of tests” to learn how much Stallings’ heart was damaged, per Karle. Bue Karle added that “doctors are optimistic” four days after the incident. On Monday, Karle sent word that doctors were trying to wean Stallings from a ventilator.

Here’s more from Karle’s Facebook post:

Stallings, 82, has dealt with multiple health complications this year.

In August, it was reported  that he had a minor stroke. In May, it was reported that Stallings suffered a previous minor stroke and had to be  re-hospitalized in the days afterward because of a blood-pressure spike.

Stallings guided Alabama to the national championship in 1992. He was a two-time SEC Coach of the Year (1992 and 1994).

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