Sourav Ganguly suffers 'mild cardiac arrest' admitted to ICU

MUMBAI: Former Indian captain and the current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly today suffered a 'mild cardiac arrest' in Kolkata and has been admitted to the Woodlands Hospital where he is said to be stable. 

As per reports Ganguly who is 48-year-old was working out on the treadmill in the gym at his residence situated at Behala, a locality of South West Kolkata in the morning when he felt uneasy, complained of chest pain and blacked out. 

His wife Dona Ganguly was reportedly present in the house when the episode happened and the family members rushed him to the hospital where he was admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment.

The doctors at the hospital ran a battery of tests and later decided to conduct an angioplasty to rule out any major issues, although they maintained that he could have suffered a mild cardiac arrest but he was stable and doing well. 

Dr Rupali Basu of Woodlands hospital said in a statement that Ganguly, who had family history of IHD Ischemic heart disease came to the hospital at 1pm, his pulse was 70/min, BP 130/80 mm of Hg and other clinical parameters were within normal limits. "He is stable haemodynamically and has received loading doses of dual anti platelets and statin and is undergoing primary angioplasty now," Dr Basu said in her statement. 

Among the several people who took to twitter to express their concern were West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who wished Ganguly a speedy recovery. "Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital," she tweeted.

His colleagues from the cricket fraternity like Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan, Anil Kumble also took to twitter to wish him speedy recovery.

Virat Kohli twitted, "Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon Folded." while Virender Sehwag twitted, "Dada , jaldi se theek hone ka. Praying for your quick and speedy recovery."


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