On Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sourav Ganguly was hospitalized after suffering from uneasiness and chest pain. The hospital confirmed that the former India captain had suffered a minor cardiac arrest while exercising on the treadmill.
Ganguly successfully underwent an angioplasty and is reported to be in stable condition.
The former captain was admitted to Woodlands hospital in Kolkata at 1 pm on Saturday. The hospital had earlier said that an ECG was conducted, which showed “hyper acute ST segment elevation in inferior leads and lateral leads”.
“Mr Sourav Ganguly, 48 years old, President BCCI, former Captain of Indian Cricket team and eminent personality suffered from chest discomfort while doing tread mill at his home gym. He had family history of IHD 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,” Dr Rupali Basu, Woodlands hospital MD and CEO, said in a statement.
“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.”
According to senior sports journalist Boria Majumdar, when Ganguly was in the gym, he felt dizzy and went to Woodlands Hospital to get the test done. Where it was learned that Ganguly has a heart problem, the hospital has formed a three-member board under the leadership of Dr. Saroj Mondal, who will treat him.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with many others took to Twitter and wished the former cricketer a speedy recovery.
Mamata Banerjee’s tweeted read, ‘Sad to hear that Sourav Ganguly suffered a mild heart attack and has been admitted to the hospital.” And, wished him a speedy recovery and prays for Ganguly and his family.