28 year old man from Tumkur donates his heart and saves the life of a 42 year old from UP
Bengaluru, March 06, 2019: 42 year old from Uttar Pradesh gets a new lease of life as he undergoes heart transplant at M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre- a unit managed by Narayana Health. The donor is a 28 year old youth from Tumkur. He had met with a road accident on 03 March 2019. Though he was immediately taken to a local hospital in Vellore, owing to his condition he was referred to Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road for further treatment. He was declared brain dead at 9:30 AM on 05 March 2019 and his wife consented for organ donation.
The heart was retrieved at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road and was transported to M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Mattikere with the help of a green corridor. The distance of 18.6 kms was covered in a span of 23 minutes.
The recipient is a businessman from Uttar Pradesh and he was suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction on Biventricular Assist Device. He was on medical management at M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre. After a thorough evaluation by the team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, the patient was advised a heart transplant and had registered with Jeevasarthakate (ZCCK) on 14th February 2019. The patient was lucky to get the matching heart within 20 days of his registration.
The heart retrieval and transplant was performed by Dr. Nagamalesh. U.M, Senior Consultant Heart Failure & Transplant, M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Dr. Ravi Shankar Shetty, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic & Heart Transplant Surgeon, M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Dr. Julius Punnen, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Health City, Dr. Shilpa Rudradevaru Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Dr. Prashanth Ramamurthy, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Dr. Guru Police Patil Anaesthetist, M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre and team.