The president of BCCI, Saurav Ganguly complained of chest pain early today, stable after Angioplasty in Kolkata hospital

Saurav Ganguly

Former Indian cricketer and current president of BCCI had complained of chest discomfort earlier today. He was immediately hospitalized in Kolkata and sources have said that he is stable after going through Angioplasty. 

It has been reported that the BCCI (The Board of Cricket Control in India) president, Saurav Ganguly has undergone chest discomfort earlier today when he was doing a treadmill at his home gym. 

The hospital in Kolkata has confirmed that the former cricketer is now stable, conscious and his pulse and blood pressure are good now. The hospital also confirmed that Ganguly had suffered a minor cardiac arrest while exercising on the treadmill at his home and the problem is addressed well at the right time.

The former Indian skipper, Saurav Ganguly reached the Woodlands hospital in Kolkata at 1 pm on Saturday. The hospital stated earlier that an ECG was conducted immediately which showed: “hyperacute 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 treadmill at his home gym. He had a family history of IHD Ischemic heart disease. When he came to the hospital at 1 pm, his pulse was 70/min, BP 130/80 mm of Hg and other clinical parameters were within normal limits,”

said Dr Rupali Basu, the CEO and MD of Woodlands hospital.

“His ECG showed hyperacute ST-segment elevation in inferior leads and lateral leads. Echo showed mild inferior wall hypokinesis with preserved overall left ventricular function. He is stable hemodynamically. He has received loading doses of dual antiplatelets and statin and is undergoing primary angioplasty now.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted earlier that Ganguly had a mild cardiac arrest and he also wished him a speedy recovery. Jay Shah, the secretary of BCCI and the West Bengal governor, Jagdeep Dhankar also wished the former captain a speedy recovery and also revealed that he is now in a stable condition.

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

tweeted by Mamata Banarjee.

“I wish and pray for the speedy recovery of @SGanguly99. I’ve spoken to his family. Dada is stable and is responding well to the treatment,”

tweeted by the secretary of BCCI, Jay Shah.

“Wishing a speedy recovery for @SGanguly99 who suffered a heart attack. Gathered from CEO Woodlands Hospital that he is stable,”

tweeted by governor West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Apart from BCCI officials and politicians, the famous Indian cricketers as Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag also wished him good health and speedy recovery.

“Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon. @SGanguly99,”

tweeted by Virat Kohli.

“Dada, jaldi se theek hone ka. Praying for your quick and speedy recovery @SGanguly99,”

tweeted by Virender Sehwag.

49-year-old, Saurav Ganguly met the West Bengal governor, Jagdeep Dhankar for nearly two hours at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata last week. 

“This was just a courtesy call. Don’t speculate. The governor has not seen Eden Gardens yet,”

said Ganguly after emerging from the meeting.