AGENCIES, Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has been hospitalised in Kolkata after he reportedly suffered a ‘mild heart attack’. A stent has also been placed and Ganguly is said to be stable.
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. 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,” Dr. Aftab told reporters, according to news agency ANI.
Ganguly felt dizzy when he was at the gym and was taken to Woodlands hospital in Kolkata.
“Sourav Ganguly suffered from chest discomfort while doing tread mill at his home gym. He had family history of IHD OE Ischemic heart disease. When he came to the hospital at 1pm, his pulse was 70/min, BP 130/80 mm of Hg and other clinical parameters were within normal limits. His ECG showed hyper acute ST segment elevation in inferior leads and lateral leads,” the medical bulletin of Woodlands Hospital read. It also stated, “Echo showed mild inferior wall hypokynaesia with preserved overall left ventricular function. He is stable haemodynamically. He has received loading doses of dual anti platelets and statin and is undergoing primary angioplasty now.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that Ganguly suffered a “mild cardiac arrest” and wished him a speedy recovery.
“Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital,” she tweeted. “Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!” she added.
Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital.
Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 2, 2021
Virat Kohli also wished for speedy recovery of Ganguly.
Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon 🙏 @SGanguly99
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 2, 2021
Meanwhile, BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted that “Dada is stable” and he is responding well to treatment.
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) January 2, 2021
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Sourav had met West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar recently at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. “This was just a courtesy call,” he had said after emerging from talks. “Don’t speculate. The governor has not seen Eden Gardens yet,” he had said.