22-year-old donates heart and saves life of 39-year- old

The heart was transported from Apollo BGS Hospital Mysuru to Narayana Health City, Bengaluru with the help of a green corridor

Narayana Health City, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Apollo BGS Hospital Mysuru, Bengaluru, Green corridor, Bhagirath Raghura, Apollo BGS Hospital, Heart transplant, Govt of Karnataka, Solid Organ Transplantation, Traumatic Brain Injury

The three months eager and optimistic wait of Kiran (name changed) and family ended on a happy note with their son undergoing a heart transplant at Narayana Health City.

Kiran, 39 years old (name changed) was suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy. He was diagnosed with the condition 2 years ago and was on medical management at a Hospital in Bengaluru. As his condition did not seem to improve, he was referred to Narayana Health City. The cardiology team under the aegis of Dr. Bhagirath Raghura, Senior Consultant – Cardiology & Heart Failure Management did a detailed examination of the patient. It was identified that heart transplant will be the most effective treatment for his condition. He was advised to register with Jeevasarthakathe and he had registered with the nodal body 3 months ago. Fortunately he received a matching donor today. The transplant surgery was successful and the patient is recovering.

His saviour was a 22 year old man who was admitted at Apollo BGS Hospital, Mysuru owing to Traumatic Brain Injury. Doctors had declared him brain dead today (11th February) at 4:30 am and the family consented for organ donation.

The heart was transported today at 10:30 am from Apollo BGS Hospital, Mysuru to Narayana Health City, Bengaluru with the help of green corridor provided by the traffic police department. A distance of 178 kms was covered in a span of 127 minutes.

The heart transplant was performed under the scheme of Govt of Karnataka for Solid Organ Transplantation.

The retrieval and transplant was performed by Dr Varun Shetty, Dr Tiruthani Kumaran & team of Paramedic support staff.