BCCI President and former Team India Captain Saurav Ganguly’s condition was reviewed by experts from across the country and USA through a video conference and over phone on Monday morning, resulting in a decision to defer another angioplasty to unclog two of his blocked coronary arteries.
While two of the well-known cardiac specialists Devi Shetty and RK Panda joined the virtual conference with a 10-member medical board at Woodlands Hospital where Ganguly has been admitted, opinion was sought from interventional cardiologist of Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital Samuel Mathew and Sharmin K Sharma of The Mount Sinai Hospital of New York.
Since, the 48-year-old remains stable, further surgical intervention won’t be needed immediately, it was decided. Whereas Devi Shetty is set to arrive in Kolkata and will examine Ganguly on Tuesday.
Ganguly could soon be discharged, said Woodlands CEO Rupali Basu. “The consensus of the board was that deferring the angioplasty for now is a safer option since Ganguly is stable, without any chest pain and is on optimal medical management. The family members were present during the board meeting and were briefed about the disease and further treatment.” Basu said.
The discussion at Monday’s conference centered around the two other blockages. BCCI secretary Jay Shah visited Ganguly at the hospital. A ‘Saurav Ganguly lobby’ has been created at Woodlands Hospital where visitors are being briefed about his condition.