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Sourav Ganguly Undergoes Primary Angioplasty For Treatment Of Myocardial Infarction - What Is It

Ganguly had suffered a sudden blackout following mild chest pain during a workout session at his Behala residence on Saturday

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Batting great and one of India's greatest captains, Sourav Ganguly, who rushed to a private hospital in Kolkata on Saturday is undergoing primary angioplasty.

"He had an acute myocardial infarction (MI) but is stable now. He is stable haemodynamically and has received loading doses of dual anti platelets and statin.

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"Mr Ganguly is undergoing primary angioplasty now. We are yet to decide on how many stent insertion is required for Mr Ganguly," a doctor at Woodlands Hospital said.

So what is it?

A myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.

According to an earlier account attributed to a doctor at the same hospital, he had suffered a cardiac arrest. A sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly.

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A heart attack is a circulation problem and sudden cardiac arrest is caused due to an "electrical" issue.

Primary angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is a procedure that treats blockages within the coronary arteries and improves blood flow to the heart.

Ganguly is stable

The doctors at the hospital said Ganguly felt chest discomfort while doing treadmill at his home gymnasium.

He has a family history of Ischemic Heart Disease, a condition of recurring chest pain or discomfort that occurs when a part of the heart does not receive enough blood. This condition occurs most often during exertion or excitement when the heart requires greater blood flow.

A team of five doctors has been constituted to supervise his treatment, hospital sources said.

"When he was brought to the hospital this afternoon his clinical parameters were within normal limits. ECG and Echo were also done. He is responding to well to treatment," a statement released by the hospital said.

Meanwhile, Indian cricket fraternity, led by skipper Virat Kohli, wished Ganguly a speedy recovery.

(With PTI Inputs)

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