I am absolutely fine, says Sourav Ganguly after being discharged
Former Indian cricket team captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday discharged from the Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata after being declared clinically fit. The 48-year-old expressed his gratitude towards the doctors and the medical staff who attended him after he arrived at the hospital with chest discomfort. Dada had to undergo angioplasty post that. Here are further details.
Dada thanked the doctors and said he is hopeful to be ready to fly soon. "I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine. Hopefully, I will be ready to fly soon," Ganguly told reporters outside the Woodlands Hospital. Ganguly, who was hospitalized on Saturday, spent five days in the hospital and will now be looked after at home.
#WATCH | "I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine," says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly after being discharged from Kolkata's Woodlands Hospital. pic.twitter.com/BUwsz5h1FQ— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2021
As per The Indian Express, the former Indian cricketer would be on oral medications and will be monitored by doctors and nurses at his home at the moment. Meanwhile, for the other two coronary arteries that have blockages, medical procedures will be conducted at a later date.
Ganguly was scheduled to be discharged on Wednesday, but he decided to stay one more day in the hospital. "Treating doctors will be keeping a constant vigil on his health situation and taking appropriate measures from time to time at home. Ganguly will be discharged tomorrow as he wants to stay back one more day," the hospital had said on Wednesday.
On January 2, Ganguly was admitted to Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital in Kolkata after complaining of acute chest pain. Ganguly was rushed to the hospital in the morning after falling ill while working out in the gym at his residence. His test results showed that he had blockages in three coronary arteries. Eventually, he was diagnosed with 'Triple vessel disease'.
On Saturday afternoon, Ganguly underwent an angioplasty on the "main culprit artery" which was revascularized with a stent. While many believed that Ganguly suffered a heart attack, India's renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty confirmed that the former had a small blockage in the coronary artery. Shetty also asserted that once the passage gets cleared, Ganguly's heart will be normal.
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.
On Tuesday, Dr. Rupali Basu, MD, and CEO of the hospital said Ganguly was doing well. "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." She added that Ganguly will be ready for the next course of procedures after about 2-3 weeks.