Sourav Ganguly ‘stable’ after undergoing second angioplasty

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Sourav Ganguly is under close observation by a group of doctors at the Apollo Gleneagles hospital in Kolkata, on Thursday. The doctors had earlier declared that Ganguly didn’t have any major cardiac issue, rather it was only a blockage in his heart.

Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who suffered a heart attack earlier this month, had to undergo angioplasty at the Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata. While he was doing well afterward, on Thursday, once again, Ganguly complained of “chest discomfort” following which he was admitted to the Apollo Gleneagles hospital in Kolkata.

GangulyTwo stents placed in Ganguly’s heart

“Dr. Aftab Khan and the team comprising Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Dr. Devi Shetty, Dr. Ajit Desai, Dr.Saroj Mondal, and Dr. Saptarishi Basu successfully performed angioplasty on Mr. Saurav Ganguly at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata on January 28, 2021, and two stents were placed,” a statement from the hospital said.

“The procedure was uneventful. Mr. Ganguly is stable and under close observation.”

As revealed by, Dr. Rupali Basu, MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital, Ganguly had no known comorbidities, however, family history of heart diseases. As recently as last week, his elder brother, current Cricket Association of Bengal joint secretary Snehasish Ganguly had undergone a successful angioplasty at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital.

Last time, when Ganguly was discharged, doctors, however, had confirmed that the BCCI president had a blockage in his heart which caused some discomfort and he would be free from any damage in his heart.

“Did he have heart damage? No. He had a blockage and he was getting some discomfort, but at the right time he landed in the right hospital and he had the right treatment,” Dr. Devi Shetty had said.

“His heart is today as strong as it was when Sourav was 20 years old. I want everyone to understand that he didn’t have a major cardiac event that has damaged his heart. He has a very, very strong heart.”