By writer to www.deccanherald.com
Mumbai’s first profitable coronary heart transplant in the course of the outbreak of Covid-19 has been carried out on the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH).
The recipient was a 53-year-old feminine from Nanded with extreme coronary heart failure and irreversible harm to the center, which required a coronary heart transplant.
She was on the transplant checklist from the previous eight months, and whereas her situation worsened, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic diminished her possibilities of receiving a brand new coronary heart, as there was a steep decline in variety of organ donations and organ transplants.
Nevertheless, a donor coronary heart turned accessible on 18 July and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic state of affairs, the transplant surgical procedure was efficiently carried out by the center transplant staff led by Dr Nandkishore Kapadia at KDAH.
Talking in regards to the affected person’s situation, Dr Kapadia, Director, Coronary heart & Lung Transplant Centre, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital stated: “The affected person had beforehand undergone an open coronary heart valve substitute surgical procedure in 2009. In 2012, her situation began to worsen. Final yr, she was recognized with irreversible harm to her coronary heart that in the end led to failure and she or he was bedridden from the previous six months. As she was on blood thinners because of the valve substitute, there was large bleeding in the course of the surgical procedure and this added to the complexity of the transplant. Additionally, these sufferers are immuno-compromised and given the present Covid-19 state of affairs, extra care needed to be taken. All vital exams have been carried out and all parameters adopted that have been important for the success of the surgical procedure. The transplant was profitable and the affected person is recuperating nicely.”
The profitable transplant was attainable with the assist of the site visitors police and authorities who did a commendable job in facilitating the inexperienced hall that ensured fast and protected transport of the harvested coronary heart.
It was additionally a humane gesture by the donor household who even in the course of the testing occasions of a pandemic agreed to the selfless act of organ donation and saved the affected person’s life.
Dr Santosh Shetty, CEO & Government Director stated: “We’re proud to have efficiently carried out the primary coronary heart transplant in Mumbai amidst the pandemic. All an infection management protocols have been adopted for a profitable transplant to make sure that the woman obtained a second lease of life. It’s an instance of the best customary of care that we offer at KDAH and we look ahead to providing this and different excessive finish tremendous speciality care to extra sufferers at this tough time.”
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