India’s cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly, who suffered a “mild” heart attack on Saturday and underwent angioplasty in Kolkata, is stable and he has tested negative for coronavirus, according to the latest update. Doctors said his health parameters are normal, he’s aferbile and “out of danger now”.
Ganguly is admitted at Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata’s Alipore area. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president was rushed to hospital on Saturday afternoon following complaints of chest pain soon after workout at the gymnasium at his Behala residence.
The former India captain was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries, one of which had 90 per cent blockage and a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage. Ganguly has a family history of Ischemic Heart Disease, a condition of recurring chest pain or discomfort that occurs when a part of the heart does not receive enough blood.
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“He had an uneventful last night and presently afebrile (not feverish)… He is sleeping now,” the private hospital said in a bulletin. The celebrated former cricketer’s blood pressure is 110/70 and oxygen saturation level is 98 per cent, it said. Doctors said they will be deciding on conducting another angioplasty after assessing Ganguly’s condition.
“He will be requiring another angioplasty because of the triple vessel disease. But, that depends on how his condition is. He is, however, out of danger now,” one of the doctors treating Ganguly had said on Saturday. A routine ECG will also be conducted on Sunday morning, the bulletin said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had visited the hospital on Saturday to enquire about his health. “He is fine now… He enquired about my health, too,” Banerjee had told reporters.
Ganguly’s health crisis comes at a time when speculations were rife about his joining politics ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections likely in April-May this year.
(With inputs from agencies)