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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly undergoes second angioplasty

Sourav Ganguly has been the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India since September 2019. He has been having health issues since last month, as he had suffered a mild heart attack. He is currently undergoing medical treatment at Apollo Hospital in Kolkata.

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Kolkata, First Published Jan 29, 2021, 12:41 PM IST
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Current Board of Control for Cricket in India president, Sourav Ganguly is undergoing medical treatment at the Apollo Hospital in Kolkata. He has been having health issues related to his heart since the last month.

In December 2020, he had suffered a mild heart attack while was diagnosed with triple vessel disease and underwent an angioplasty, as a stent was inserted to the coronary artery. On Wednesday, he was admitted to the hospital again citing fresh chest pains, as he is undergoing further treatments.

According to a report by PTI, he underwent his second angioplasty successfully on Thursday. Two more stents were inserted into his artery. "Sourav Ganguly's health condition is stable. He had a good sleep at night. All his vital parameters are normal. Senior doctors will carry out a thorough checkup following which a decision will be taken whether to move him to another ward," an official from the hospital was quoted as saying.

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The former Indian skipper was kept in the Intensive Care Unit following the second angioplasty, under renowned cardiologist, Dr Devi Shetty, and Dr Ashwin Mehta's vigilant eyes. He is without oxygen support for now.

Ganguly was handling his BCCI duties from home while he was under medical observation. He was already scheduled to undergo his second angioplasty sometime soon. However, the recent chest pains compelled him to undergo the procedure more shortly.

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