Sourav Ganguly was exercising on his treadmill at 11 am when he started feeling discomfort in his chest and was immediately rushed to the Woodlands hospital in Kolkata.
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- Sourav Ganguly is doing fine at the moment: Woodlands Hospital CEO
- Ganguly was admitted to the hospital after he complained of chest discomfort
- Tests showed Ganguly had suffered a mild heart attack and had had blockages in 3 coronary arteries
Woodlands Hospital CEO Rupali Basu assured everybody on Sunday that former India captain Sourav Ganguly is doing absolutely fine as he recovers from a right coronary angioplasty which he underwent after being admitted with chest pain on Saturday.
Ganguly was exercising on his treadmill at 11 am when he started feeling discomfort in his chest and was immediately rushed to the Woodlands hospital in Kolkata. The hospital said tests showed he had suffered a mild heart attack and the BCCI president had blockages in three coronary arteries.
He underwent an angioplasty at 3 pm on the “main culprit artery” which was revascularised with a stent, Dr. Basu conceded.
“He’s doing absolutely fine, I met him this morning and spoke to him. He has his wife Dona, brother Snehasish and his wife beside him. He was spending time with them, he just had breakfast at the time when I met him.
“He’s doing fine, looking fine, maybe a bit tired from the way I would normally see him. I don’t think there is any risk on his health at all at the moment.
“He was doing his gym at 11 o’clock at his home when this cardiac event happened. And then he came over to the hospital at 1 pm yesterday and then we did his investigations. We found out his heart is not doing the right thing.
“We had to do an angioplasty and his main culprit artery, which is the right coronary artery, has been now revascularised with a stent. But then there are 2 more such blocks in 2 more arteries which needs to be revascularised which is the process we have to do now,” Dr. Basu told Boria Majumdar and Deep Dasgupta on Sports Today.
Dr. Basu went on to add that Ganguly will be able to resume his normal life in another 3-4 weeks once the remaining two blocked arteries are revascularised.
“I don’t think we are considering surgery at the moment because of his young age and the advancement of angioplasty. But we are taking expert opinions from the best cardiologists in the country and in the world and then we will have to take a call about what to do with the 2 blocked arteries and once that is done, another 3-4 weeks of resting and he should be back to his active life and that’s what we want for Dada to be back to his active life,” Dr. Basu said.