24-yr-old Mumbaikar undergoes heart and lung transplant to overcome rare congenital defect

The patient was suffering from a ventricular septal defect since childhood and lack of awareness and untimely treatment led to Eisenmenger's syndrome. Combined heart and lung transplant was the only option available for the youngster. She underwent surgery and was treated at Global Hospital in Mumbai 

24-yr-old Mumbaikar undergoes heart and lung transplant to overcome rare congenital defectA 24-year-old Mumbai girl who was suffering from a rare and complex congenital disease underwent a combined heart and lung transplant at Global Hospital, Mumbai. Akshara (name changed) a resident of Panvel, Mumbai suffered from ventricular septal defect since childhood and this defect over the years led to Eisenmenger’s syndrome. Although she was managed medically […]

Mumbai: Global Hospital launches comprehensive heart and lung transplant program

Doctors from Global Hospitals, Mumbai, the latest addition to the geographical footprint of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, India informed that their hospital is now equipped and capable to deal with very complex and chronic heart and lung ailments and has started a robust heart and lung transplantation program

Mumbai: Global Hospital launches comprehensive heart and lung transplant programGlobal Hospital has successfully completed three transplants and the flagship program nationally has performed 63 heart, 74 lungs and combined 16 heart and lung transplants, which is the highest in the country in the past two and a half years. Briefing on the program’s vision, doctors from Global Hospital informed that the focus of the […]

‘Even the smallest contribution can go a long way to save my brother’s life’

A family from Pune who moved to Chennai, so that their son could access better treatment have taken the route of crowdfunding to finance a heart-lung transplant surgery. The family have nearly exhausted from their personal finances and now rely on the kindness of strangers so that their son can get a second chance at life. Lend a hand to help give someone a new life, even the smallest effort could mean the most for this family in these difficult times

‘Even the smallest contribution can go a long way to save my brother’s life’“I had read about organ transplant surgery cases in the newspapers. But, I had never imagined that one day I would have to face it. We were completely shattered when the doctors informed us that my brother has to undergo a heart transplant surgery,” said a teary-eyed Akshata Pore, as she explained about the plight […]

Organ donation: Maha first heart and lung recipient to run ‘Kidneython’

Komal Pawar, a 27-year-old woman is the first person in Maharashtra who had undergone a heart-lung transplant in 2017. After her recovery, she decided to set-up an NGO for promoting the cause of organ donation. With the help of this organisation she aims to spread awareness on organ donation, a cause which is close to her heart

Organ donation: Maha first heart and lung recipient to run ‘Kidneython’Komal has now been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the ‘Kidneython.’ She was the first person from Maharashtra to undergo a heart and lung transplant. She travels across Maharashtra with an aim to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation. She will run this ‘Kidneython’ to spread awareness about organ donation. The ‘Kidneython’ […]

Narayana Health City conducts Karnataka’s first ‘heart and lungs’ transplant

A 68-year-old man from Bangalore, got a new life as he underwent heart and lungs transplant at Narayana Health City in Bangalore

Narayana Health City conducts Karnataka’s first ‘heart and lungs’ transplantThe donor is a 24-year-old male from Bangalore who met with a road accident. He was admitted at City Hospital. Doctors declared him brain-dead and the family consented in the presence of Jeevasaarthakathe for organ donation to save many lives. The recipient, Kasim Shariff, retired from Central Govt Services was first diagnosed with age related […]

Nashik family starts crowdfunding to save daughter’s life

Shraddha has been suffering from a heart ailment since birth. Doctors informed that her heart and lungs are not functioning well and the only option for her is Organ Transplantation

Nashik family starts crowdfunding to save daughter’s life“Shraddha was suffering from a heart ailment since birth, but we never thought, this would one-day become life-threatening. She needs to undergo heart and lung transplant surgery. We are trying our best to arrange the finances,” says Darshan Kaishikar, brother of Shraddha. While talking to Darshan, one can immediately sense the tension in his voice. […]

Organ donation: Mumbai marks its fifth simultaneous heart and lung transplant

The life-saving surgery was performed on a 27-year-old woman at Fortis Hospital, Mulund on Wednesday, December 19 which marked Mumbai’s 5th overall Heart and Lung Transplant since August 2018

Organ donation: Mumbai marks its fifth simultaneous heart and lung transplantThis feat became possible when the family of a 36-year-old brain-dead patient consented to donate their beloved daughter’s organs. Cardiac Specialists, Medical Social Workers, Nursing teams, Police and Traffic officials worked in perfect tandem to enable organ retrieval and transfer across 545Kms in 2Hrs 26Mins. The Heart and Lung transplant was conducted by Dr Anvay […]

‘An organ transplant is like war – if you have faith in yourself, you can easily win’

Komal Pawar, a 27-year-old woman is the first person in Maharashtra who underwent a heart-lung transplant in 2017. After recovering, she decided to set-up an NGO for promoting the concept of organ donation. With the help of this organisation she aims to spread awareness on organ donation, a cause which is very close to her heart. She has organised several camps across schools and colleges in Maharashtra to raise awareness about this issue

‘An organ transplant is like war – if you have faith in yourself, you can easily win’“An organ transplant is just like a war. You must have faith in yourself, and have steadfast conviction.  You need to develop a strong willpower to overcome it. If you approach it that way, you can easily win the war,” says Komal Pawar, the first woman in Maharashtra, to undergo a simultaneous heart and lung […]

Organ donation: Strangers become family for 22-year-old patient

Rehan, a 22-year-old, was diagnosed with Heart and Lungs failure in May 2018. The donated Heart and Lungs were transported to Fortis Hospital, Mulund from Apollo Hospital, Belapur covering a distance of 22KM in just 25 minutes

Organ donation: Strangers become family for 22-year-old patient“I have witnessed a patient’s state of mind and what the family feels when the patient is about to enter the operation theatre. When my daughter underwent a heart transplant, I have experienced everything. While preparing for the surgery, we wanted that someone could come and talk to us, sit close by and support us, […]

Organ donation: Doctors cure lung transplant patient, who was earlier on life support

A team of senior doctors from Fortis Malar Hospital successfully conducted a high-risk bilateral lung transplant on a 28-year-old lady from Mumbai. It is a clinical feat when Nazanin Zuber Patel recovered from a month long ECMO procedure

Organ donation: Doctors cure lung transplant patient, who was earlier on life supportDoctors at Fortis Malar successfully cure lung transplant patient after a month in ECMO, a first in India This challenging feat was achieved by a team of doctors led by Dr K R Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences and Dr Suresh Rao KG, Head of Department, Critical Care and Cardiac Anaesthesia, Fortis Malar Hospital. The patient […]