Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday underwent another angioplasty at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital off EM Bypass in Kolkata. Two more stents were implanted by a team of senior doctors to clear his blockage in the arteries. The hospital said that the 48-year-old cricketer is stable and doing fine.
Sourav Ganguly was admitted to the private hospital on Wednesday after he complained of chest pain. He was admitted in a separate room inside Critical Care Unit.
The hospital had yesterday informed that the cricketer is ‘absolutely stable’ and doctors will take a call on the second angioplasty by Wednesday evening and the surgery, if decided, will be done on Thursday.
Mamata Banerjee meets Sourav Ganguly
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday went to meet Ganguly. She told reporters that Ganguly’s operation was successful and he got two new stents inserted.
“Sourav is awake and speaking. The operation was successful and I spoke to him and (Sourav’s wife) Dona,” she added. Banerjee further said she had also congratulated the doctors for a successful operation.
Triple vessel disease
Ganguly, 48, was diagnosed with ‘triple vessel disease’ earlier this month. Triple vessel disease is an extreme form of coronary artery disease developed when the major vessels supplying blood to the heart are damaged mainly because of cholesterol deposits and also due to inflammation.
The former cricketer suffered chest pains while exercising in his gym on Saturday morning. He was rushed to Woodlands Hospital. The batting great was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries following which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage. The surgery was done at Woodlands Hospital.
After a few days of stay at the hospital, Ganguly was discharged.
Notably, speculations are rife that Sourav Ganguly might soon join the BJP that is leaving no stone unturned to woo voters in Bengal where Assembly elections are scheduled in April-May. However, there is no official announcement in this regard. The entry of Ganguly in the saffron party is likely to provide it the much-required boost ahead of the Assembly election.
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