After being rushed to a Kolkata hospital following complaints of uneasiness late on Thursday, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya is in better condition and with improved ECG, said Dr Anil Mishra, who is treating him, on Friday.
"He was admitted on Thursday night with chest discomfort and underwent coronary angiography. A clot was aspirated out to establish good flow in coronary arteries," he said. "He is clinically better with improved ECG. He is being monitored with medication as per protocol," the hospital's medical update read.
Dalmiya was rushed to the hospital after returning home from his business office. Led by Dr Anil Mishra, senior interventional cardiologist at the BM Birla Heart Research Centre, a team of doctors performed an angioplasty, a procedure to unblock blood vessels, on the 75-year-old after he was admitted with symptoms of a heart attack.
Hospital sources said Dalmiya would be kept under observation for the next 48 hours following the hour-long surgery. Hospital sources also said that Dalmiya is highly diabetic and about seven years back had suffered a cerebral attack. A member of Dalmiya’s office staff, though, said his condition is stable. "The doctors are taking all precautionary measures," he said.
Sourav Ganguly, who is also Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary, went to the hospital to check on Dalmiya’s health.
The former ICC president has been having health issues for some time with his family members saying he is suffering from an electrolyte imbalance.
Earlier this year, Dalmiya returned as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president replacing N Srinivasan, who had to step aside following the verdict in a spot-fixing case against his son-in-law. Dalmiya, who hails from Kolkata, is credited with helping to turn the game into a lucrative global sport.
He shot to fame when he, along with bureaucrat Inderjit Singh Bindra, broke Australia and England's hold on the ICC to win the right to host the 1987 World Cup on the sub-continent. He went on to become ICC president from 1997-2000 and BCCI president from 2001 to 2004, a period which also saw him secure another World Cup for the sub-continent.
(With inputs from agencies)