Sourav Ganguly hospitalised again with chest pain, 'vital parameters are stable'


BCCI president had been “doing well” after treatment following a heart problem earlier this month

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been hospitalised for the second time this month after complaining of chest pain. Ganguly had been discharged from Kolkata’s Woodlands Hospital following treatment for a similar complaint, later described as a heart attack by doctors, at the start of the year and was said to have recovered. It is understood that he had complained of restlessness on Tuesday evening, and was admitted to the Apollo Gleneagles hospital in the city on Wednesday.

A statement from the hospital said: “There is no change in his parameters since his last hospitalization and his vital parameters are stable”.

Ganguly had been treated for blockages in his coronary arteries, for which he underwent “stenting of the right coronary artery”, and the former India captain was said to be “doing well”. After being discharged, Ganguly had been on oral medication and was to be “monitored by doctors and nurses on a daily basis at home”.

He had been discharged after a consensus involving 13 members of the medical board of Kolkata’s Woodlands Hospital, and two additional experts. The MD and CEO of the hospital, Dr Rupali Basu, had said at the time that Ganguly had no known comorbidities, but a family history of heart diseases, and that he had tested negative for Covid-19.

One of the expert consultants, renowned cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty, had said during the discharge that Ganguly had no heart damage.

“Did he have a 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,” Shetty had said at the time. “His heart is today as strong as it was when Sourav was 20 years old. I want everyone to understand that he didn’t have a major cardiac event which has damaged his heart. He has a very, very strong heart.”

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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