KOLKATA: BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly has undergone angioplasty and is stable now after suffering a heart attack.
“Ganguly was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries after which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage,” Dr Saroj Mondal, whose team performed the procedure at Woodlands Hospital, said.
A decision on whether to implant more stents will be taken later depending on his condition.
“He will be under strict observation for the next couple of days. We will be taking a decision on our next course of action depending on his improvement. His other parameters are fine and needs to be in the hospital for the next three to four days,” Mondal said.
Ganguly was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon following a complaint of chest pain.
“He had an acute myocardial infarction (MI). We have found three blocks in his heart. We have conducted a primary angioplasty on him and one stent has been inserted. He is awake and absolutely stable,” Mondal said.
“He suffered a myocardial infarction while doing the treadmill this morning. He had a similar experience Friday also. He was rushed to the hospital immediately and that helped us a lot in treating him,” the doctor said.
An MI, commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.
Earlier in the day, Ganguly was first admitted to the emergency ward and given preliminary treatment and put through investigations. He was later taken to another ward at the same hospital after he was stabilised. Doctors said he was out of “any immediate danger”. The hospital formed a three-member medical board headed by cardiologist Dr Saroj Mondal.
He was working out at the gym at his home when he felt dizzy and experienced chest pain, family members said.
Wife Dona Ganguly and elder brother Snehasis Ganguly, who is also a former first class cricketer, were at the hospital. State sports minister and former state cricketer Laxmiratan Shukla, too, rushed to the hospital, where he was joined by senior Cricket Association of Bengal officials.
The state chief minister Mamata Banerjee too called on Ganguly. “It’s difficult to accept that such a young and fit sportsperson like him could have a condition like this. An angioplasty has been done and the block has been removed. Sourav is now relieved of his chest discomfiture. He is doing well now and I wish him a speedy recovery. Doctors have done a good job,” said Mamata.
The CM also tweeted about the development, wishing Ganguly a “speedy recovery”.
Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital.Wishing him a speed… https://t.co/OWe02irdZc
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 1609577009000
The cricket fraternity too queued up on social media to wish good health to ‘Dada’, as Ganguly is fondly known.
Just got to know about your ailment Sourav.Hope each passing day brings you closer to a full and speedy recovery!… https://t.co/tpvQN4gXHM
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1609587486000
Dada , jaldi se theek hone ka.Praying for your quick and speedy recovery @SGanguly99 .
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1609577935000
Wishing you a speedy recovery Dada, @SGanguly99 . Praying that you get well soon
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) 1609578019000
Get well soon Dada, gutted to hear about your cardiac arrest, hope you feel better @SGanguly99
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1609578417000
As per reports, BCCI President @SGanguly99 has been admitted to Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata.Here’s wishing Dada a speedy recovery 🙌🏻
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 1609577814000
Praying for your speedy recovery Dada @SGanguly99 🙏 Get well soon.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1609577472000
I wish and pray for the speedy recovery of @SGanguly99. I’ve spoken to his family. Dada is stable and is responding well to the treatment.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1609578198000
Former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly suffered a mild cardiac arrest earlier today. He is… https://t.co/LbVvbmgWuM
— ICC (@ICC) 1609578705000
Wishing @SGanguly99 a speedy recovery. 🙏🏼 Get well soon, Dada!
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1609578599000
Here’s wishing the BCCI President @SGanguly99 a speedy recovery. https://t.co/EGTcOjtqxA
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1609578393000
Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon 🙏 @SGanguly99
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1609578867000
Dada @SGanguly99 Get well soon 🙏🙏
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1609578781000
Shocked to hear about Dadi! Wishing him a speedy [email protected]
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) 1609579091000
Get well soon dada 💔💔💔💔 @SGanguly99 https://t.co/swAZQlnXnO
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) 1609579033000
Wishing you a speedy recovery Dada @SGanguly99
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) 1609579882000
Wishing @SGanguly99 a speedy recovery. Take care & god bless!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 1609579742000
Wishing you speedy recovery dada @SGanguly99
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1609579567000
Wishing @SGanguly99, the Prince of Kolkata a speedy recovery 💜শীঘ্রই সুস্থ হয়ে উঠুন, দাদা 🙏🏼 https://t.co/CXQ3H0HBeN
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 1609579482000
Wishing Dada @SGanguly99 a speedy recovery 🙏.
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) 1609579459000
Get well soon, Dada 🙏 https://t.co/3383F3B1M9
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1609579588000
(With inputs from PTI)