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Sourav Ganguly discharged from hospital

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Former team India captain and the incumbent president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said he is feeling “absolutely fine” while leaving a private hospital in Kolkata. Notably, Sourav Ganguly was admitted to the private hospital last week after he complained of chest pain and had to undergo angioplasty.

While heading home from the hospital, Ganguly told the media, “I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine. Hopefully, I will be ready to fly soon.”

BCCI too tweeted on the development. It said: “We’ve got some good news. The BCCI President Mr @SGanguly99 has been discharged from the hospital in Kolkata.”

Dr Rupali Basu, CEO, Woodlands Hospital, on Tuesday, said the former captain will be monitored at home on a daily basis after being discharged.

Triple vessel disease

Ganguly, 48, was diagnosed with ‘triple vessel disease’. 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.

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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.

Sourav Ganguly’s reports normal

On Wednesday, it was informed that Ganguly, who is fit now, will be discharged from the Woodlands Hospital on Thursday. Notably, the former India skipper was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, but he decided to stay one more day in the hospital.

Earlier on Tuesday, in the bulletin, the hospital said: “Report of routine blood tests are satisfactory, Echocardiography shows preserved left ventricular function with an ejection fraction of 56 percent.”

Speculations

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.

 

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