BCCI president Sourav Ganguly suffers 'mild' heart attack; stable after undergoing angioplasty

BCCI president had suffered mild heart attack during a workout

January 02, 2021 02:54 pm | Updated 11:44 pm IST - Kolkata

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. File

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. File

BCCI president and former India cricket captain Saurav Ganguly was ‘hemodynamically stable’ after undergoing an angioplasty, following a mild heart attack during a workout session in the gym at his residence, here on Saturday.

“Sourav Ganguly had a mild heart attack this morning. He came in good time. There was a critical blockage in one artery on which we performed angioplasty,” said Aftab Khan, one of the doctors treating the 48-year-old at Woodlands Hospital.

Under observation

Dr. Khan said that blockages had been found in two more arteries but they were not of immediate concern and added that Ganguly was stable, awake and will remain under observation for the next 24 hours. A five-member medical board has been set up to monitor his health condition.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhakhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were among those who visited the hospital. Union Home Minster Amit Shah also inquired about his health.

The Chief Minister said the hospital was taking all necessary steps and “further decisions will be taken as per his health condition.”

Cricket Association of Bengal secretary, and Sourav’s elder brother, Snehashis Ganguly also added that his brother was stable.

“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,” tweeted BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

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