Indian cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly underwent another angioplasty on Thursday when two more stents were implanted to clear his clogged coronary arteries, an official at the private hospital where he is admitted said.
The 48-year-old cricket icon is stable.
“Two stents have been inserted to clear blocks in Mr Gangulys coronary arteries. He is in the ICU and will remain there for the next 12 hours for observation. Mr Ganguly is on oxygen support but he is conscious. He is stable and after another round of checkups tomorrow, we will shift him to another ward,” the official told PTI.
The decision to conduct an angioplasty was taken after noted cardiologist Devi Shetty went through reports of tests conducted on Ganguly and consulted doctors treating him at the hospital.
“Sourav is fine. The entire process (of the surgery) underwent absolutely fine and he is okay,” Dr Shetty said when contacted.
According to another doctor, a member of the medical team formed to treat the former cricketer, said that Ganguly needed to be on a high dose of medicines with “a very restricted lifestyle”.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Ganguly in the hospital.
“Sourav is okay, he is doing well. I met him and his wife Dona after he was shifted to the bed following the procedure,” she said.
Ganguly had complained of chest pain while exercising at his residence around three weeks ago. He was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries then and had a stent implanted in his right coronary artery in another hospital,
The BCCI president slept well all night. He had a light breakfast, the senior doctor said.
The former left-handed batsman was on Wednesday afternoon rushed to the private hospital on EM Bypass from his Behala residence as he felt “dizzy with slight discomfort in chest”.
A green corridor was created by the city police for his smooth travel to the hospital.
A statement issued by the medical establishment on Wednesday evening stated that several tests were carried out at the emergency ward, but there was “no change in his (vital health) parameters since his last hospitalisation”.