Sourav Ganguly Stable After Angioplasty, To Be Under Observation

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been hospitalised after complaining of chest pain on 2 January.

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been hospitalised after complaining of chest pain on Saturday, 2 January. He underwent an angioplasty and is reported to be stable.

Ganguly has been admitted to Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata. He had, on Wednesday, visited the Eden Gardens and also discussed preparations for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with CAB president Avishek Dalmiya.

“Sourav Ganguly, President BCCI, former Captain of Indian Cricket team and eminent personality suffered from chest discomfort while doing treadmill at his home gym. He had family history of Ischemic heart disease. He is stable hemodynamically. He has received loading doses of dual antiplatelets and statin and is undergoing primary angioplasty now,” the medical bulletin stated.

The latest update that came in was that Ganguly was stable after having undergone an angioplasty.

"Sourav Ganguly has undergone angioplasty. He is stable now. He will be monitored for 24 hours. He is completely conscious. There are two blockages in his heart for which he will be treated,” Dr Aftab Khan, Woodlands Hospital, told reporters.

"As of now, he is stable, we will have a meeting on Monday and then we will decide what needs to be done further, priority is to let him settle down after heart attack. He is risk-free and he is talking as well," he added.

The 48-year-old complained of chest pain following a workout session on Friday evening and family members took him to the hospital this afternoon when the problem recurred.

“A multi-disciplinary board of doctors is looking into his case to find out what caused the illness,” the doctor told AFP, on condition of anonymity. “His condition is stable now.”

Ganguly took over as president of the BCCI in October 2019. Among the high profile names to have wished him a speedy recovery were Shikhar Dhawan and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. The CM and the Governor of West Bengal went to meet the former captain at the hospital too.

The former left-handed batsman, who retired from international cricket in 2008, played 113 tests and 311 one-dayers and led India to 21 Test wins.

(This is a developing story and will be updated shortly)

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