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25 year old brain-dead man keeps 43 year old man’s heart beating

25 year old brain-dead man keeps 43 year old man’s heart beating

CIMS Hospital Ahmedabad performs 8th successful heart transplant

Udaipur : CIMS Hospital Ahmedabad today achieved yet another milestone in surgery by successfully performing the 8th heart transplant. The donated heart of 25 yr old declared brain dead after a road accident was transported from Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad to help beneficiary of 43 yrs age at CIMSHospital Ahmedabad. The two hospitals are setting an example of working together towards a common goal of providing the best in healthcare, putting corporate rivalry aside.

The transplant was led by Cardiac Surgery Team of Dr. Dhiren Shah,Dr Dhaval Naik, Dr. Amit Chandan (Cardiac Surgeons) Dr Chintan Sheth, Dr Niren Bhavsar, Dr Hiren Dholakia (Cardiac Anaesthetists) The 43 year old recipientfrom Rajkot was suffering from an acute condition of Dilated Cardiomyopathy for the last 7 years. This is a condition where the heart becomes enlarged and falters on pumping blood normally and in turn adversely affecting the functioning of lungs, liver and other crucial body organs. The deceased family has donated his heart and liver; while the heart was transported to CIMS Hospital, the liver was used for a patient at Shalby Hospital.

Speaking about the successful transplant at CIMS, Dr Dhiren Shah, Cardiac Surgeon and Heart Transplant Surgeonsaid, “8 successful heart transplants have set a milestone. But this would not have been possible without the donors, their families who volunteered to come forth and save a life.While the young recipient was a little apprehensive about the transplant, the results of the last 7 successful transplants convinced him to give an approval. Our focus on providing the best in healthcare has borne fruit. The efforts put in by our team of specialist doctors are commendable.”

Dr Dhaval Naik, Cardiac Surgeon and Heart Transplant Surgeon, who was a part of the team that conducted the surgery stated, “With every successful heart transplant, Gujarat is gearing up to perform more transplants in the times to come. Patients and their families too are now willing to go for heart transplants, considering the excellent success rate. The success of this programme will give way to Heart-Lung transplant and Lung Transplant Programme to be implemented soon. Moreover, we are seeking financial support of the Government of Gujarat and hope it will be channelized soon.”  CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad is accredited by JCI, NABH and NABL and has the credit of having performed the first heart transplant hospital in Gujarat.



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