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Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai successfully performed a Heart Transplantation on a 29-year-old patient suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy.

Posted by Apollo Hospitals | 31 May,2023

29-year-old Mr. Ravi Sharman Ahirwar, a resident of Mumbai, underwent a successful heart transplantation surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai. The heart was harvested from a 48-year-old woman from Pune, who suffered a brain haemorrhage on 2nd July, 2021. Despite efforts, she didn’t respond to the treatment and was declared brain dead as per the clinical protocols on July 14th 2021.The family was counselled and they wholeheartedly agreed for organ donation. The patient’s Liver, Kidney and Heart were also donated.

The donor’s heart was transported through a Green Corridor from Jehangir Hospital, Pune to Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai in Belapur, in 83 minutes.

The lead doctor in this surgery, Dr Sanjeev Jadhav, Consultant, CVTS & Heart Transplant Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai said “Mr. Ravi was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy leading to end state heart failure. He was diagnosed in 2007 and the symptoms worsened in 2019, with breathlessness on minimal walking, swelling in the lower limbs and fluid accumulation in the lungs and abdomen. He needed frequent admissions 2 to 3 times in a month for managing heart failure and he was registered for heart transplant with ZTCC in Feb 2020, as per clinical protocols. He was in the waitlist for almost one year with only 15% of heart functioning. There was a suitable donor heart found in Pune, through ZTCC. We immediately informed the patient and made all the necessary preparations for the heart transplant. The heart was retrieved at 8: 30 am at Jehangir Hospital, Pune and in 83 minutes it was transported to Apollo Hospitals, Belapur, with the help of Green Corridor. The heart was transplanted in 1 hour 30 minutes. Post the surgery the patient is doing well, awake and responding to verbal commands.”

The surgery was performed by Dr Sanjeev Jadhav, CVTS & Heart Transplant Surgery, supported by a team of specialists Dr Shantesh Kaushik, CVTS Surgeon, Dr Sachin Sanagar, CVTS & Heart Transplant Surgery, Dr Kamal Singh Jottum, CVTS Surgeon, Dr Lalit Chaudhri, CVTS Surgeon and Anaesthetists (Dr Haridas Munde, Dr Saurabh Tiwari), Perfusionists (Mr. Uday and Ms. Meghana) and trained transplant nurses and technicians.

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31 May,2023
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