BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly.(HT_PRINT)
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Stents on Sourav Ganguly on Thursday, Devi Shetty to be present

In the evening, there was a release from Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital where Ganguly was admitted earlier this month.
ANI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST

Former India skipper and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly was rushed to the hospital again on Wednesday afternoon after complaining of chest pain and uneasiness.

“Mr Sourav Ganguly, 48 years old male, has come for a checkup of his cardiac condition. There is no change in his parameters since his last hospitalization and his vital parameters are stable,” said a media release from Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in eastern Kolkata in the afternoon.

In the evening, there was a release from Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital where Ganguly was admitted earlier this month. “Dr Saptarshi Basu and Dr Saroj Mondal are attending. Dr Aftab Khan will do the stenting tomorrow (Thursday) in presence of Dr Devi Shetty,” said the release.

Ganguly wasn’t feeling well since Tuesday evening, a source close to the family said. When the feeling persisted on Wednesday, an electrocardiogram (ECG) was done which showed some changes, said the source. He felt dizzy and had “slight discomfort” in the chest, according to a PTI report. The family then decided to take Ganguly to the hospital, said the source.

The Kolkata Police created a green corridor to facilitate smooth passage for Ganguly. After reaching the hospital in a car, Ganguly, 48, walked inside. His wife and brother Snehasish Ganguly, a former Bengal cricketer, were with him. Snehasish, 55, underwent angioplasty at the same hospital last week.

Earlier this month Ganguly underwent angioplasty at Woodlands. On January 2, he had to be hospitalised after “chest discomfort, heaviness of the head and a spell of dizziness while performing physical exercises in the home gymnasium,” according to a release from Woodlands then. He had a stent inserted in the right coronary artery and discharged on January 7 with further treatment needed in “two-three weeks” on two more blockages.

“Diagnosis was done as Triple vessel disease. He had three blocks…Stenting was done on RCA (Right Coronary Artery) on Jan 2, 2021. Medical Board was done with many experts including Dr Devi Shetty. The advice was the rest. Two blocks were to be revasculalised/stenting to be done after 2-3 weeks,” said the release from Woodlands on Wednesday. Opinions were also sought from doctors in Mumbai, Chennai and New York then. “Today is 25th day post PTCA (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty),” said the release from Woodlands.

Dr Shetty had checked Ganguly when was admitted earlier. Stressing on the need for regular check-ups, Shetty had then said: “This is the problem which most Indians experience at some point of their time. That is, the blockage in the coronary. Did he have heart damage? No. He had a blockage and he was getting some discomfort, but at the right time he landed in the right hospital and he had the right treatment. So, his heart is today as strong as it was when Sourav was 20 years old." Once treated, Ganguly can run a marathon, fly a plane and even play cricket, Dr Shetty had said.

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