Bangalore October 10, 2023: A 61-year-old patient was brought into Aster CMI hospital with a history of heart failure and he was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and advanced heart failure six months ago. Post-evaluation, the patient was advised for a heart transplant. In a sudden development, giving him a ray of hope, one of the patients at Sparsh Hospital was declared brain dead and the family decided to donate his organs.
The heart was transported on Tuesday early morning from Sparsh Hospital, RR Nagar to Aster CMI Hospital, Hebbal. The team transporting the organ covered a distance of 24 km in a span of 35 minutes, which happened around 5:00 a.m.The heart retrieval and transplant procedure was performed by a team led by Prof. Dr. Nagamalesh U M, Lead Consultant - Cardiology, Interventional Cardiologist, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore and Director - Heart Failure, Transplant & MCS Program, Aster Hospitals, Bangalore along with Dr. Ganesh Krishnan Iyer, Lead Consultant – CTVS Surgery, Dr. Divakar Bhat, Dr. Arul Dominic Furtado, Dr. Prashanth Ramamurthy and Dr. Prashanth Y M.
Commenting on the surgery, Prof. Dr. Nagamalesh U M, Aster CMI Hospital, said: “The transplant surgery procedure was complex due to the age of the patient and it took us 6 hours to perform the transplant”. The patient responded well, and required critical care and close monitoring in the post-operative phase.
Mr. SGS Lakshmanan, COO of Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, said: “At Aster CMI Hospital, we are focused on enabling a vigorous healthcare ecosystem that is supported by state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure to cater to complex health conditions and the success of this surgery is a attestation towards the same.”
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