Ganguly may undergo another angioplasty

Cricket Board president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly will have to undergo another angioplasty in a “few days or weeks” but can for now be discharged from hospital as his condition is “stable”, the CEO of the medical facility said on Monday.

A nine-member board of senior doctors discussed Ganguly’s condition and reached a consensus that though necessary, angioplasty can be deferred to a later date as he is stable, Woodlands Hospital MD and CEO DrRupaliBasu said.

Renowned cardiologists Dr Devi Shetty and Dr R K Panda participated in the discussion through a virtual platform while another expert from the US was part of the discussion over the phone, she said.

“The angioplasty will take place for sure in a few days or weeks. He will be discharged most probably the day after tomorrow,” she said.

Treating doctors will keep a constant watch on his condition and take appropriate measures at his home after he is discharged, said DrBasu said, a member of the medical board.

Dr Devi Shetty is likely to visit Ganguly on Tuesday and have another meeting with doctors about the next course of treatment.

“The medical board came to a consensus that deferring angioplasty for now is a safer option as MrGanguly is stable, does not have chest pain and is on optimal management,” she noted.

The stylish left-handed former India batsman had suffered a “mild” heart attack on Saturday. He was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries, following which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage.