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Maharashtra’s first heart-lung transplant in Mumbai

In the 12-hour operation at Fortis, the organs of a 37-year-old man who died of intra-cranial bleeding were transplanted into a 48-year-old city resident.

IN a first for the state, a heart-and-lung transplant was performed at Fortis Hospital in the city on Thursday. This procedure involves replacing the patient’s heart and lungs in a single operation, and doctors say it is immensely complicated.

In the 12-hour operation at Fortis, the organs of a 37-year-old man who died of intra-cranial bleeding were transplanted into a 48-year-old city resident, who suffers from a condition called congenital VSD with Eisenmengerization, which affects the heart and pulmonary functions.

According to cardiologist Dr Hasmukh Rawat, the 48-year-old recipient, a resident of Andheri, was suffering from the condition for the past three years and was waitlisted for organ transplant over a month ago.

The relatives of the 37-year-old, from Kanjurmarg, agreed to donate his kidneys and liver too. While one kidney and one liver were transplanted at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, the second kidney was transplanted into a patient at Hinduja hospital. The transplant was performed by Pune-based cardiac surgeon Dr Sanjeev Jadhav and Mumbai’s cardiac surgeon Dr Anvay Mulay.

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Dr Jadhav told The Indian Express that in such a transplant, the heart and the lungs are united with other blood vessels and removed as one block.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 03:00:55 am
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