Bengaluru: Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research performs second successful transplant

A 44-year-old homemaker from Raichur who underwent a successful heart transplant at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research here on March 29 was discharged on Tuesday.

Published: 18th April 2018 04:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2018 04:50 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A 44-year-old homemaker from Raichur who underwent a successful heart transplant at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research here on March 29 was discharged on Tuesday.  
She was suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy for the past two years. She was advised heart transplant by several doctors, including those at a corporate hospital in Hyderabad. Her husband is a farmer and both her children are school students. As the transplant was expensive in the corporate hospital, she registered herself with Jeevasarthakathe, which is the transplant authority of the state, after undergoing a series of tests at Jayadeva Hospital. She was lucky to get a heart allotted from Jeevasarthakathe within three months.

The donor heart was retrieved from a brain dead patient at Aster CMI Hospital in Hebbal which was brought to Jayadeva Hospital within 21 minutes through a green corridor created by Bengaluru Traffic Police. At present, the patient is recovering and all her vital parameters are stable. She was discharged on Tuesday.

The surgical team headed by Prof Seetharama Bhat, took four hours to complete the heart transplant. Other specialists in the team were anaesthesiologist Dr N Manjunath, surgeons Dr Girish Gowda, Dr Divya M and cardiolgist Dr L Sridhar.

Dr C N Manjunath, director, Jayadeva, told The New Indian Express, "The hospital's first transplant patient Gangadhar, who was operated one-and-a-half years back is currently employed as a security guard in Hassan. The hospital is well equipped to do heart transplants at affordable costs. Their expected life span was very short before the heart transplant. Now, there is an 85 per cent chance for a life span of 10 more years."

To give a push to cadaveric organ donation in the state, the government had, in November 2016, set up Jeevasarthakathe. Jeevasarthakathe is the State Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation.

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