Sourav Ganguly discharged from hospital
Sourav Ganguly discharged from hospital

Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after spending four days in doctors' care following a cardiac issue.

Ganguly spoke to the media after being discharged for the hospital and thanked his doctors.

"I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine," the legendery former Indian cricket captain said.

The treating doctors will be keeping a "constant vigil" on Ganguly's health and appropriate measures will be taken from time to time, according to the medical bulletin of Kolkata's Woodlands Hospital.

On Wednesday, it was informed that Ganguly, who is fit now, will be discharged from the Woodlands Hospital on Thursday. The former India skipper was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, but he decided to stay one more day in the hospital.

Earlier on Tuesday, the hospital said: "Report of routine blood tests are satisfactory, Echocardiography shows preserved left ventricular function with an ejection fraction of 56 percent." Also, it said that Ganguly had an "uneventful day".

Ganguly was hospitalised at 1 pm 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.

Dr. Rupali Basu, MD, and CEO of Woodlands Hospital, on Tuesday, said the former captain will be monitored at home on a daily basis after being discharged.

The 48-year-old will be ready for the next course of procedures or medical intervention after about 2-3 weeks, further said Dr Basu while informing the reporters about the health of Ganguly.

Doctors at the private hospital had on Monday reached a consensus that 48-year-old Ganguly, who has been diagnosed with 'Triple vessel disease', would be discharged on Wednesday, and the second angioplasty, which he might have to undergo, could be performed at a "later stage".

Noted cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty, who had joined the team of doctors attending to the BCCI president, said on Tuesday that Ganguly is an "asset" to the nation, and the mild heart attack that he experienced did not cause any damage to his health.

Dr Shetty said that the heart of Ganguly is now as strong as it was when the former India skipper was 20-years-old.

(With ANI inputs)

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