The strengthened heart transplant channel built within the state has helped save the life of a young patient who was waitlisted for over a month at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. This life saving surgery, 2ndPaedCard transplant of the state, spelt yet another story of success as a 7yr old girl suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy got a second lease of life. The Adult Cardiac and Paediatric Cardiac Team came together to conduct the transplant procedure that concluded at 07.14am and the child was subsequently moved to the ICU.
The young donor, a 7yr old girl, admitted at P.D Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mahim had suffered from Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and declared Brain Dead consequently. Kin of the young patient consented to donate her Heart, Kidneys and Liver, which were sent to hospitals in Thane and Pedder Road, for deserving candidates.With due evaluation and assessment done, and with the kin’s consent taken, Fortis Hospital, Mulund’sDr AnvayMulay,Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, rushed to retrieve the heart. Dr AnvayMulay left with the donor heart at 2.30am, reaching Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 2.48am, covering 26kms in 18mins.
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