Former India captain and BCCI president Saurav Ganguly suffered a mild heart attack in the morning. He suffered chest pain and dizziness during a workout session in the gym at his residence and was admitted to Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata. The doctors said that he has undergone a primary angioplasty and he is stable now.
“He had an acute myocardial infarction (MI) but is stable now. He is stable hemodynamically and has received loading doses of dual antiplatelets and statin” said Rupali Basu, CEO of Woodlands Hospital.
“He suffered a myocardial infarction while doing the treadmill this morning. He had a similar experience Friday also. He was rushed to the hospital immediately and that helped us a lot in treating him,” said Dr. Saroj Mondal of Woodlands Hospital in a press statement.
“Ganguly was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries after which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage,” he added.
Dr. Saroj Mondal and his team operated Saurav Ganguly.
More stents will be implemented or not, it will be decided depending on the health condition of the former Indian cricketer.
“He will be under strict observation for the next couple of days. We will be making a decision on our next course of action depending on his improvement. His other parameters are fine and need to be in the hospital or the next three to four days,” said the doctor.
Myocardial infarction or heart attack is a medical emergency in which blood clots led to blockage of blood flow to the heart leading to the death of tissue due to lack of oxygen supply
After getting admitted to the hospital he was first taken to the emergency ward where he was given preliminary treatment and put under investigation. He was later shifted to another ward of the hospital when his condition stabilized.
Dona Ganguly, wife of Saurav Ganguly, and his brother Snehasis Ganguly are also present in the hospital.
Snehasis also confirmed to the media that his brother is in stable condition now. He said, “Sourav Ganguly is stable. Senior doctors are looking after him. We will let you know once we get further updates.”
State sports minister, former first-class cricketer, Laxmiratan Shukla, and senior cricket association of Bengal officials rushed to the hospital after they came to knew about the health of Ganguly.
Mamta Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal also wished for the speedy recovery of Ganguly. She said, “Sad to hear that Sourav Ganguly suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital. Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!”
The cricket fraternity also wished for his good health and speedy recovery. Sharing his and Ganguly picture, Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Just got to know about your ailment Sourav. Hope each passing day brings you closer to a full and speedy recovery! Get well soon.”
Ganguly is expected to get discharged from the hospital in the next four to five days but he will have to take rest at home next three to four weeks.
Dr. Mondal said, “Post-discharge, he will be on rest for three-four weeks and his pump function is normal, so he should be able to resume work after that rest period…….He has to take regular medication and follow up with the doctors regularly.”
Dr. Rupali Basu, MD & CEO at the hospital has earlier said that Ganguly’s family has a history of IHD ØE Ischemic heart disease but she added that the cardiac arrest could also happen due to stress or familiar factors also.