Fortis Hospital, Mulund successfully treated the seventh heart transplant patient, a 42-year recipient operated on 19th January, as he is discharged for his home today. This marked the second successful heart transplant of this year. The patient from Mumbai received heart from a 52-year old donor from Surat, Gujarat. The recipient was suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy and was waiting for a transplant for over three months. A heart transplant was absolutely vital to save his life. This became possible after family of a 52year old donor, suffering from Intracranial Bleed, consented to donate his Heart, Liver and Kidneys, after he was declared brain-dead at Ayush ICU & Multispecialty Hospital in Surat.
On the occasion of the patient’s discharge, Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, from Fortis Hospital, Mulund who conducted the transplant, said, “We hope that the success of recent heart transplants at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, will encourage people to consider donating organs of their brain-dead kin. Family’s consent is extremely crucial in transplant procedures and we need more courageous families to come forth. We are working closely with ZTCC Mumbai to save and enrich precious lives. We are happy to see our patient head home after a successful surgery.”
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