Ganguly undergoes successful angioplasty
BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly has undergone a successful angioplasty on Thursday (January 28).
Doctors performed the angioplasty on Ganguly at the Woodlands hospital in Kolkata, said an official of the hospital.
The official also revealed that two stents are likely to be implanted to clear blocks in a coronary artery of the Ganguly.
Famous cardiologist Devi Shetty took the decision to conduct the angioplasty after going through reports of tests conducted on the 48-year-old and consulted doctors treating him at the hospital.
“After diagnosing his condition, we have decided to carry out angioplasty,” a senior doctor was quoted as saying by PTI.
He also informed that the BCCI president “slept well all night and had a light breakfast.”
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid a visit to the hospital to check on Ganguly’s health. Earlier she had also called him up in the morning to enquire about his health,
Senior CPI(M) leader Ashok Bhattacharya also paid a visit to Ganguly at the hospital.
It can be noted that the BCCI chief had complained of chest pain on Wednesday and was taken to the Apollo Gleneagles hospital in Kolkata for a cardiac checkup.
“Sourav Ganguly, 48 years old, male has come for a checkup of his cardiac condition. There is no change in his parameters since his last hospitalisation and his vital parameters are stable,” Apollo hospital had said.
For the second time this month the BCCI President has been admitted to a hospital. Earlier this month, he was admitted to Kolkata’s Woodlands Hospital after he had suffered a mild heart attack, following which he underwent an angioplasty.
The BCCI President was then diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries. A stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage. He was later discharged from the hospital on January 7.