Sourav’s heart is as strong as it was when he was 20 years old: Dr Devi Shetty

Xtra Time Web Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly is totally out of danger. This is the view of none other than renowned cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty. Dr Shetty said that the heart of Ganguly now is as strong as it was when the former India skipper was 20-years-old. Dr. Shetty met the medical team of nine doctors attending to Ganguly at the Woodlands Hospital and a further course of action was decided by the hospital on Tuesday. Ganguly will be discharged on Wednesday and thereafter he will be monitored at home on a daily basis, said Dr. Rupali Basu MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital.

“Sourav didn’t have any major problem. This is the problem which most Indians experience at some point in time, which is a blockage in the coronary artery. Did he have heart damage? No. He had a blockage and he was getting some discomfort, but at the right time he landed in the right hospital and he had the right treatment.

“His heart is today as strong as it was when Sourav was 20-years-old. I want everyone to understand that he didn’t have a major cardiac event which has damaged his heart. He has a very, very strong heart,” said Dr Shetty during his interaction with the media on Tuesday afternoon in Kolkata.
Ganguly was hospitalized on January 2 with “chest discomfort, heaviness of head, vomiting and a spell of dizziness” while performing physical exercise in the home gymnasium at around 11 am. Following this, doctors had conducted angioplasty on him the same day.

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