Sourav Ganguly undergoing primary angioplasty in Kolkata hospital, is stable cardiac arrest

Sourav Ganguly undergoing primary angioplasty in Kolkata hospital, is stable cardiac arrest


KOLKATA: BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly was admitted to a hospital in his hometown Kolkata on Saturday after suffering what is being called a “mild cardiac arrest”.

Ganguly suffered a “blackout” after a session at the gymnasium on Saturday morning and was rushed to Woodlands Hospital around 11 a.m. from his Behala residence by the family members.

He was first admitted to the emergency ward and given preliminary treatment and put through investigations.

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He was later taken to another ward at the same hospital after he was stabilised. Doctors said he was out of “any immediate danger”.
A senior hospital official said it was likely that he suffered “a mild cardiac arrest”. The hospital formed a three-member medical board headed by cardiologist Saroj Mandal.

He was working out at the gym at his home when he felt dizzy and experienced chest pain, family members said.
Wife Dona Ganguly and elder brother Snehasis Ganguly, who is also a former first class cricketer, were at the hospital.

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State sports minister and former state cricketer Laxmiratan Shukla, too, rushed to the hospital, where he was joined by senior Cricket Association of Bengal officials.

Statement on Sourav Ganguly’s condition by Woodlands hospital
“Mr Sourav Ganguly, 48 years old, President BCCI, former Captain of Indian Cricket team and eminent personality suffered from chest discomfort while doing treadmill at his home gym. He had a family history of IHD ØE Ischemic heart disease. When he came to the hospital at 1pm, his pulse was 70/min, BP 130/80 mm of Hg and other clinical parameters were within normal limits.

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His ECG showed hyper acute ST segment elevation in inferior leads and lateral leads.

Echo showed mild inferior wall hypokynaesia with preserved overall left ventricular function. He is stable
haemodynamically.He has received loading doses of dual anti platelets and statin and is undergoing primary angioplasty now.”

Dr Rupali Basu, MD & CEO, Woodlands said the hospital will release press bulletin at 5pm.

The state chief minister Mamata Banerjee also tweeted about the development, wishing Ganguly a “speedy recovery”.(TOI)


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