Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is “stable and closely observed” after undergoing another angioplasty, this time at Apollo Gleneagles hospital in Kolkata, on Thursday. Ganguly had been admitted to hospital on Wednesday after complaining of “chest discomfort”.
“Dr. Aftab Khan and the team consisting of Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Dr. Devi Shetty, Dr. Ajit Desai, Dr.Saroj Mondal and Dr. Saptarishi Basu to perform angioplasty on Mr Saurav Ganguly at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata on January 28, 2021 and installed two stents, ”said a statement from the hospital. “The procedure was unreasonable. Mr. Ganguly is stable and carefully observed. “
Earlier in the month, Ganguly had been admitted to the city’s Woodland Hospital for treatment for a similar complaint, which was later described as a heart attack by doctors. He was said to heal after the first angioplasty.
MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital, Dr Rupali Basu, had said at the time that Ganguly had no known comparisons, but a family history of heart diseases, and had tested negative for Covid-19. His brother, former Bengal cricketer and current co-secretary of the Bengal Cricket Association, Snehasish Ganguly, underwent a successful angioplasty last week, also at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital.
One of the expert consultants, renowned cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty, had said during the release that Ganguly had no heart damage.
“Did he have heart damage? He had a rupture and was having some discomfort, but at the right time he landed in the right hospital and got the right treatment, ”Shetty had said at the time. “His heart today is as strong as it was when Sourav was 20 years old. I want everyone to understand that he did not have a major cardiac event that has damaged his heart. He has a very, very strong heart. ”(Cricinfo).