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An 18 year old boy gets a new lease of life as he undergoes a heart transplant at , Narayana Health City. The donor, who is a 26 year old youth from Hassan, was admitted at a local hospital and later shifted to BGS Hospital in Kengeri following a road accident on 28th March. However, he was declared brain dead yesterday (March 29th) after which the family consented to donate their son’s organs.
Hailing from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, the recipient is an 18-year-old boy and a known case of Congenital Heart Disease, S/P BD Glenn Shunt, Tricuspid Atresia, Hypoplastic Right Ventricle and Pulmonary Atresia. He went through recurrent episodes of heart failure requiring frequent hospitalisations for which he was being evaluated by Dr Bagirath Raghuraman, Sr. Consultant Interventional and Transplant Cardiologist and Program Director - Heart Transplant. After a thorough evaluation, the patient was advised to undergo a heart transplant for which he got registered with Jeevasarthakathe, the state nodal transplant authority. Fortunately for him he received the matching heart today.
The heart was retrieved by Dr. Ravi Shankar Shetty, Senior Cardiovascular and Heart Transplant Surgeon at M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre. Further, with the help from the Traffic Police department, it was transported through a ‘Green Corridor’ from BGS Hospital, Kengeri to Narayana Health City via NICE road. The distance of 38 kms was covered in a span of 28 minutes 40 secs.
Appreciating the support offered by the Traffic Police Department, Mr. Joseph Pasangha, COO, NH Health City, Bangalore, said, “We would like to thank Mr. Kasim Raja ACP Traffic East, Mr. Hitendar and the entire team of Bangalore Traffic police for their continuous support in organizing Green Corridor every time a live organ is transported and also thankful to the donor family who came forward to donate the organs.”
The heart transplant was performed by Dr. Julius Punnen, Senior Consultant Cardio thoracic, Vascular and Transplant surgeon, Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Dr. Varun Shetty, Consultant Cardio thoracic, Vascular and Transplant surgeon Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City and Dr Raghu, Consultant Cardio thoracic, Vascular and Transplant surgeon, Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City. The team was ably supported by the Anaesthesia and Intensive care teams.
The heart transplant becomes the 28th heart transplant conducted by Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences.