Chennai (Tamilnadu) [India]Oct 18 (ANI/NewsView): Kauvery Hospital Chennai, a unit of Kauvery Group of Hospitals, a leading multi-specialty healthcare chain in Tamil Nadu, successfully performed heart transplant on a 35-year-old woman diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle becomes thickened (hypertrophy), making it harder for the heart to pump blood.
The heart was recovered from a brain-dead patient at Vellore Government Hospital. In this rescue mission, a green corridor was established between Vellore GH and Kauvery Hospital, Chennai and the organ was transported within 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The 35-year-old woman from Vijayawada had a history of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy which was diagnosed in 2010. Four years later she had a successful pregnancy but her symptoms of frequent fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath continued and she was closely monitored throughout pregnancy. phase.
In 2015, after visiting several hospitals in India, she visited a senior cardiologist, at Kauvery Hospital. When her symptoms worsened and heart function gradually declined and the main pumping chamber became enlarged, making it difficult to pump blood, she was immediately advised for a heart transplant and referred to the transplant team. heart and lung. She was placed on the transplant list first and then looked for a matching donor.
The four-hour transplant was successful and she was transferred to intensive care where she was extubated after steady progress.
She has fully recovered and as a sign of gratitude she drew a portrait of MS Dhoni and the same was presented to the former captain of the Indian cricket team who is also the brand ambassador for Kauvery Hospital .
“Organ donation is a very noble act, and it can save lives. Although it is very unfortunate to lose a loved one, organ donation can help save nearly eight lives, giving a second life to many. I express my gratitude to the donor family who agreed to this noble act. I am honored to launch the Heart and Lung Transplant Unit at Kauvery Hospital and commend the efforts of the team to have saved the lives of many people who otherwise would not have survived. It is also very touching’ to receive the sketch of the portrait of someone who is now living his second life, and this has been made possible thanks to the transplant successful heart failure performed by a team of doctors,” said MS Dhoni, captain of Chennai Super Kings and former captain of the Indian cricket team.
“Organ transplantation is a life-saving procedure, and many people need heart and lung transplants. the organs of their deceased loved ones.An Organ transplant requires the expert team of doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and coordinators.The transplants such as heart and lung are very complex procedures that need to be performed with care by the team. Our hospital is home to the best medical experts and state-of-the-art facilities, we will focus on transplant procedures for those who need a new lease of life,” says Dr. Manivannan S, Founder and Managing Director of the Kauvery Group of Hospitals.
Speaking about the new transplant unit, Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, co-founder and executive director of Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, said, “We have been able to breathe new life into those suffering from heart failure. end-stage heart and lung thanks to the transplant team. Our Chennai facility has state-of-the-art equipment and a hybrid operating theater that helps us perform high-end procedures. Kauvery Heart and Transplant Unit is headed by Dr. Kumud Kumar Dhital, Surgeon world-renowned heart and pioneer in the field. I also salute the efforts of Dr. Ananthraman, Senior Interventional Cardiologist for his continued support. Coincidentally, the transplant was performed on the recipient’s birthday, signifying a rebirth. I express my gratitude to the Tamil Nadu Police Department for supporting the establishment of the Green Corridor, helping the team to transport the organ on time.”
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