A team of doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) performed a lifesaving heart transplant on a 61-year-old male recipient suffering from ischemic cardiomyopathy.
The donor was a 55-year- old ex-serviceman who had met with a road accident and was brought to Fortis Hospital, NOIDA in a critical condition. After sustained efforts to revive the patient, he was declared brain dead by the Emergency Response Team and a battery of Neuro Surgeons.
The family overcame their grief and came forward to donate the organs of the departed, following counselling.
The team of highly skilled doctors who carried out the heart transplant was led by Dr Z S Meharwal, Director, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, FEHI.
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