Sourav Ganguly undergoes contemporary angioplasty, two extra stents implanted


Kolkata, January 28

Indian cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly underwent another angioplasty on Thursday and two more stents were implanted to clear his clogged coronary arteries, an official at the private hospital where he is admitted said.

The 48-year-old cricket icon is stated to be “stable”.

“Two stents have been inserted to clear blocks in Mr Ganguly’s coronary arteries,” the official told PTI.

Earlier in the day, doctors carried out a series of medical tests on Ganguly, who was hospitalised on Wednesday for the second time in a month, because of a cardiac condition.

The decision to conduct an angioplasty was taken after noted cardiologist Devi Shetty went through reports of tests conducted on Ganguly and consulted doctors treating him at the hospital.

The former India skipper had suffered a mild heart attack earlier this month and was diagnosed with Triple Vessel Disease. He had undergone an angioplasty procedure during which a stent was inserted into one of the blocked arteries.

According to a source in Ganguly’s family, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may visit him at the hospital.

She also called him up in the morning to enquire about his health.

Senior CPI(M) leader Ashok Bhattacharya also paid a visit to Ganguly at the hospital.

The former left-handed batsman was on Wednesday afternoon rushed to the private hospital on EM Bypass here from his Behala residence as he felt “dizzy with slight discomfort in chest”.

A green corridor was created by the city police for his smooth travel to the hospital.

A statement issued by the medical establishment on Wednesday evening stated that several tests were carried out at the emergency ward, but there was “no change in his (vital health) parameters since his last hospitalisation”. PTI



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