Mumbai : Surgeons at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, performed Mumbai’s record 37th heart transplant surgery on a 29yr old male from Nasik, suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Waitlisted for over three weeks, the transplant became possible when a 25yr old male patient from Colaba, Mumbai, was declared brain-dead following an Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage. His family consented to donate his Heart and Kidneys to save and enrich lives of three deserving recipients within the city itself.
Retrieved by the Transplant Team at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, the donor heart was transported to the hospital, through the Green Corridor in 22mins. The harvested heart was transported out of Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central at 04.30AM, reaching Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 04.52AM. The preserved heart was immediately taken into the Operation Theatre and successfully implanted by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, into the young recipient.
Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “This young donor’s family deserves highest appreciation for having saved multiple lives through their noble gesture – they help us build a strong testimony, that patients with end stage heart failure have hope. Our young recipient is now stable and will be kept under observation for the next 48-72 hours in the ICU”.
Commenting about the landmark surgery, Dr S Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “Our teams conduct programs across the country for Doctors, Nursing Home staff, Intensivists and Medical Social Workers to build awareness about the importance of organ donation; this has positively helped drive organ donation at a larger scale. Today’s inspirational example set by the donor family will further bolster our efforts to engage the community in furthering the cause of Organ Donation. We are very proud of our Clinicians & Medical Social Workers who made 2nd successful Heart Transplant surgery of 2017 possible”.
The hospital continues to engage with the community and the medical fraternity to build awareness about and to intensify the Organ Donation movement in the state.