After a Jamia Nagar resident suffered ischemic heart disease (condition that affects the supply of blood to the heart) chances of his survival was dimmed. But doctors at AIIMS didn’t give up. And they resuscitated the patient from a heart that was harvested from a young traffic accident victim in Indore.
Later on it was transplanted into the 45-year-old patient. A green corridor was formed to get the heart to Delhi. After the successful transplant, Professor of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at AIIMS, Balram Airan said: “The patient suffered from ischemic heart disease (condition that affects the supply of blood to the heart) and already had a stent procedure surgery. The heart was harvested from the 30-year-old man in Indore who had died in a road accident.
“It was flown through a green corridor to Delhi and transplanted in him, between three-and-a-half to four hours.”
Till this time of the year, AIIMS, country’s premier health institute, has carried out 11 heart transplant the highest number in the last few years, officials said as reported by PTI.
“The surgery was performed on October 4 and the patient belongs to Jamia Nagar. The 11 transplants this year so far, makes it one of the highest in recent years,” Senior Organ Transplant Coordinator at AIIMS, Rajeev Maikhuri said.
“The country’s first heart transplant was done at AIIMS on August 3, 1994. Last year we did five and three the year before that. The total number of heart transplant surgeries undertaken at AIIMS is so far 48,” said Professor at Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, Dr Sandeep Seth, at a Press conference.