A nine-member medical board of Woodlands hospital, where current BCCI President and former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly was admitted, concluded that angioplasty on Ganguly’s two other coronary blockages i.e. LAD and OM2 will be done at a later date.
After a meeting on Monday with some specialist doctors joining on video calling app Zoom to review Ganguly’s medical records, the consensus of the board was that postponing the angioplasty for now was deemed to be a safer option, since Ganguly was stable, without any chest pain and was on optimal medical management.
A unanimous decision was that an appropriate timely excellent treatment of primary Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) with revascularisation of Right Coronary Artery (RCA) was rendered during the acute heart attack stage.
Woodlands Hospital MD & CEO Dr Rupali Basu on Monday said that the BCCI President was stable now, without any chest pain and was on optimal medical management. She also added that Sourav Ganguly was likely to be discharged on Wednesday, after another round of discussion with Dr Devi Shetty.
Angioplasty was done on Ganguly’s right coronary artery after he suffered a mild heart attack while exercising at his home gym on Saturday. Dr Basu said that the other two damaged coronary arteries too need angioplasty but that wouldn’t be done during the current admission and surgery has been ruled out.
A special Sourav Ganguly lounge has also been set up at the hospital for visitors of the BCCI president and all visitors need to undergo full sanitisation before entering Ganguly’s room. The former cricketer’s family has been given a separate room at the hospital and the family members were allowed into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Yuvraj Singh took it to Twitter and tweeted, “Dada your a fighter ! And you have always shown us the way . Get well soon.”