Doctors perform Mumbai’s 2nd heart transplant of 2019 on middle-aged woman

This feat became possible after the wife of a 44-year old man from Nerul, Navi Mumbai, consented to donate his organs

 

Doctors perform Mumbai’s 2nd heart transplant of 2019 on middle-aged woman
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A team of cardiac specialists at Fortis Hospital, Mulund led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head-Cardiac Transplant Team, successfully performed a heart transplant to save the life of a 48-year-old recipient from Surat, Gujarat, on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

The 44-year-old donor who was working as a drawing teacher at a civic school in Bandra, Mumbai, had suffered from an intracranial bleed; however, he was subsequently pronounced brain-dead at the hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

Medical Social Workers counselled his grieving wife about organ donation, after which she consented to donate her beloved husband’s heart, eyes, skin, bones and liver. This organ donation marks Mumbai’s 5th cadaver donation, so far this month.

The heart recipient, a 48-year-old female from Surat is a homemaker, who was waitlisted since December 12th 2018 for a heart transplant, after being diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy.

With her heart’s pumping efficiency dropping drastically, a heart transplant was crucial. The harvested heart was expeditiously transported via a green corridor; leaving from Nerul at 12:47 a.m., reaching Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 01.10am, covering a distance of 21.9 kms.

Speaking about the patients status, conduction surgeon Dr Anvay Mulay, Head-Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “The transplant surgery was a success and the patient is now under observation in the ICU.”