Former Indian captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday. Dr. Rupali Basu, MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata, confirmed the news and said Ganguly would be monitored daily at home. Ganguly suffered a’mild’ heart attack on Saturday and was immediately taken to hospital.
Ganguly had 3 clogged coronary arteries and a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage.
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A medical panel of nine people was formed to treat the 48-year-old Ganguly from Saturday’s heart attack and met on Monday morning. It also received input from Zoom and other experts such as cardiac surgeons Devi Shetty and Ramakant Panda, cardiologist Samuel Mathew, Samin K Sharma, international clinical partnership dean, professor of medicine at Mt Sinai Hospital, and interventional cardiologist. Aswin Mehta said Basu.
“In this hospital, we also discussed two other coronary artery occlusions that need to be treated with angioplasty,” Basu said. “The board’s opinion was that postponing angioplasty is considered a safer option and that Mr. Ganguly is receiving stable and optimal medical care without chest pain. Ganguly’s family also attended board meetings and explained the disease process and plans for further treatment,” said Basu.
“The treating doctors will continue to monitor his health and take appropriate action every day at home after discharge,” said Basu.
(Including agency input)