Yet another eventful day for the city marks its place in history of intercity heart transplants for being the first surface Green Corridor laid between Pune and Mumbai by road. Surgeons at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, today conducted heart transplant surgery on a 14yr old male recipient, from Borivali, Mumbai, suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Waitlisted for over four months and the recipient‘s condition deteriorating rapidly, a heart transplant was absolutely essential to save his life.
The transplant became possible when a 28yr old male, was declared brain dead at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, following a head injury during a road traffic accident. His family consented to donate his Heart, Kidneys and Liver, to save lives of four deserving recipients. Retrieved by Dr Sanjeev Jadhav, Consultant CVTS Surgeon, Fortis Hospital, the donor heart was transported to Fortis Hospital, Mulund, in 1hr 35mins, covering a distance of 188kms by road.
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