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Former India Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly Is Fine, No More Heart Surgeries Planned

The medical team attending on Sourav Ganguly has decided to monitor the cricketer's wellness once he is back home

Former India Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly Is Fine, No More Heart Surgeries Planned
Sourav Ganguly. -

BCCI president and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, who underwent angioplasty after a "mild" heart attack, is stable, the Woodlands Hospital said in its latest medical bulletin on Monday.  (More Cricket News)

The bulletin said, the medical board met on Monday to frame the next course of treatment. 

Ganguly, 48, was diagnosed with 'triple vessel disease'. The former skipper slept well on Sunday night and all his parameters are normal at the moment. The medical team attending on Ganguly has also decided to monitor the cricketer's wellness once he is discharged and is back home.

His blood pressure is 120/80 and oxygen saturation level is 97 per cent, the bulletin added.

"The discussion was also on the two other coronary blockages which need to be treated by angioplasty... 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," it said.

The batting great was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries on Saturday.

READ: PM Modi Wishes Ganguly Speedy Recovery

Triple vessel disease is an extreme form of coronary artery disease developed when the major vessels supplying blood to the heart are damaged mainly because of cholesterol deposits and also due to inflammation.

Dr Devi Shetty, the famous cardiac surgeon, joined the team of doctors attending to former Indian cricket captain. Shetty, a Padma Bhusan awardee, is well-known in Kolkata. He was associated for the BM Birla Hospital and later founded the Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences.

Ganguly suffered chest pains while exercising in his gym on Saturday morning. He was rushed to Woodlands Hospital where he was operated on. One stent was inserted to open up a blockage.

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