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Ganguly’s two other coronary blockages to be treated at ‘later stage’: doctors

He is likely to be discharged on Wednesday

53-Sourav-Ganguly [File] BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly | Salil Bera

Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly is now stable after suffering a mild heart attack on Saturday, and the angioplasty on the two other coronary blockages will be done at an “immediate later stage”, medical board members of the Woodlands Hospital said on Monday in an update released at noon.

Ganguly is likely to be discharged on Wednesday.

The nine-member medical panel met at 11.30am on Monday to discuss the next course of treatment of the former India captain and review his condition after three blocked coronary arteries were detected, following which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage.

“The medical records and his clinical condition of Mr Sourav Ganguly were reviewed by the board members. The unanimous decision was that an appropriate timely excellent treatment of primary PTCA with revascularisation of RCA was rendered during the acute heart attack stage,” it was announced in the latest medical bulletin.

“The discussion was also on the two other coronary blockages viz LAD and OM2 need to be treated by angioplasty in this admission vis a vis doing it at an immediate later stage.”

The medical panel was of the opinion that performing the angioplasty at a later stage was a “safer option” for the former cricketer.

“The consensus of the board was that deferring the angioplasty for now is deemed to be a safer option since Mr Ganguly is stable, without any chest pain and is on optimal medical management.”

Reports also said that Ganguly’s family members were also present during the meeting and were explained about the process and further treatment.

“Treating doctors will be keeping constant vigil on his health situation and taking appropriate measures daily at home once discharged,” doctors said in the bulletin.

He was hospitalised on Saturday after he experienced “chest discomfort, heaviness of head, vomiting and a spell of dizziness” while working out at his home gym.

Ganguly was also tested for the coronavirus, the result of which returned negative. The Health Department has made it mandatory for hospitals to test patients for COVID-19 during admission.

(With PTI inputs)

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