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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly suffers heart attack; undergoing angioplasty

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has been hospitalised in Kolkata and is undergoing primary angioplasty after suffering “chest discomfort while doing tread mill at his home gym”. The former India captain reached the Woodlands hospital in Kolkata at 1pm on Saturday.

The hospital 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.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier tweeted to say that Ganguly suffered a “mild cardiac arrest” and wished him a speedy recovery. BCCI secretary Jay Shah and West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar also wished the former captain well, revealing that he was in a stable condition.

“Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital,” she tweeted. “Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!” she added.