05 Jan 2021: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to be discharged on January 6
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.
A spokesperson at Kolkata's Woodlands Hospital confirmed the same, stating the recovery of former Indian captain is well on track.
Notably, Ganguly was admitted on January 2 after complaining of chest pain and discomfort.
It is understood that a team of health workers will continue to monitor his health upon discharge.
Fact: Ganguly is doing well: Woodlands Hospital CEO
"Sourav Ganguly is doing well as clinically expected by all of us. He slept well, he had his breakfast, he spoke to us and he's seen by his team of doctors," Dr. Rupali Basu, MD and CEO of the hospital, said on Tuesday.
Incident: Ganguly underwent angioplasty on Saturday
On Saturday morning, Ganguly was exercising when he felt discomfort in his chest.
He was immediately rushed to the Woodlands hospital. His test results showed that he had blockages in three coronary arteries.
Eventually, he was diagnosed with 'Triple vessel disease'.
In the afternoon, Ganguly underwent an angioplasty on the "main culprit artery" which was revascularized with a stent.
Blockage: Ganguly didn't have a heart damage, confirmed Dr. Devi Shetty
While many believed that Ganguly suffered a heart attack, India's renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty confirmed that he had a small blockage in the coronary artery.
"Did he have a heart damage? No. He had a blockage and he was getting some discomfort, but at the right time he landed in the right hospital and he had the right treatment," stated Shetty.
Fact: His heart will be normal once the blockage gets cleared
Dr. Shetty asserted that "Sourav had only three tiny areas of critical blockage". Once the passage gets cleared, his heart will be normal. However, a call on second angioplasty procedure will be taken by Ganguly in the coming days.
Angioplasty: Ganguly can only opt for second angioplasty after two weeks
According to experts, it is ideal for Ganguly to go for another angioplasty, however, he will still have to wait for two weeks.
"Medically speaking, we believe it's a good idea for him to go for an angioplasty. That decision we have left to him. We thought at least two weeks he has to wait, then he can take a call," Dr. Shetty concluded.
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