Sourav Ganguly undergoes successful angiol paste, receives two more stents


Sourav Ganguly underwent successful angioplasty in Kolkata.© AFP

Sourav Ganguly, the chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), underwent a successful angioplasty on Thursday at Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata, where doctors placed two more stents. West Bengal Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee was also at the hospital to monitor the health of the BCCI chief, who complained of chest pain on Wednesday and was taken to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata for a heart check.


After meeting with Ganguly, Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee said Ganguly’s operation was successful and that he had inserted two new stents.

Mamata also said he was awake after surgery and spoke to her. Ganguly’s wife Dona congratulated the doctors on a successful operation.

The doctors in the hospital had revealed in a media bulletin that all of his vital signs were stable.

“Sourav Ganguly, 48 years old, has come for a check-up of his heart condition. There has been no change in his parameters since his last hospitalization and his vital signs are stable,” the Apollo hospital had previously said.

A senior doctor who was on the panel that treated the former India skipper said in the morning that he slept well at night and even had a light breakfast this morning.

“Mr. Ganguly slept well all night. He had a light breakfast this morning. A series of tests will be performed on him today to decide on the next course of treatment,” said the chief physician.


Earlier in January, he was diagnosed with ‘triple vascular disease’ and a stent was inserted into a coronary artery after a mild heart attack. After spending five days in hospital, the former Indian skipper was fired on January 7 after a team of doctors declared him clinically fit.

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