Raichur homemaker undergoes heart transplant

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A 44-year-old homemaker from Raichur was successfully given a heart transplant at the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research.

This is the second successful heart transplant at the government-run autonomous institute.

The homemaker was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy for the past 2 years and was advised heart transplantation by many specialists. 

The transplant would have been expensive for the homemaker at corporate hospitals as she hails from a farmers’family. She, therefore, registered with “Jeeva Sarthakathe”, a government agency that coordinates organ transplants.

She underwent a series of tests at the hospital and was lucky to get a donor heart within three months. She received the heart from a brain-dead patient whose organs were retrieved after the family consented for organ donation. 

The heart was brought to Jayadeva hospital within 21 minutes after retrieval as Bengaluru city police created a “green corridor” for its quick transport. The woman is on the mend following the transplant and her vital parameters are stable. She was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.

Director of the Institute Dr C N Manjunath said Jayadeva hospital is equipped to perform advanced heart procedures at an affordable price.

A team headed by Prof Seetharama Bhat that included anaesthesiologist Dr N Manjunath, surgeons Dr Girish Gowda, Dr Chandana and Dr Divya M, cardiologists Dr L Sridhar and Dr Ravimath conducted the transplant.

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