Dalmiya recovering after heart attack

Dalmiya is reportedly in stable condition

Dalmiya is reportedly in stable condition

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack on Thursday evening.

Dalmiya underwent an angiogram at the BM Birla hospital in Kolkata and is reported to be in a stable condition in a critical care unit.

Dalmiya, who has not been in good health since replacing Narayanaswami Srinivasan as BCCI president in March, was visited by former India captain Sourav Ganguly and a numerous other board officials. The 75-year-old will now be monitored for a few days.

“Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya, 75 years, came to BM Birla Heart Research Centre at around 9 pm today, almost 6 hours after the onset of chest pain, with a history of acute extensive anterior myocardial wall infarction… His blood pressure and pulse were stable,” the hospital’s medical bulletin, which was accessed by Kolkata-based newspaper The Telegraph, said. “Patient after initial clinical assessment was taken to cath lab for coronary angiography. Multiple lesions were observed with total occlusion of left anterior descending coronary artery. Thrombus aspiration was performed but significant residual thrombus load persisted with poor distal run off in capillary bed. It was not advisable to do a primary stenting at this point of time.

“The patient is currently under requisite medication protocol and is being closely monitored in coronary critical care unit.”

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