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MGM Healthcare Performs Historic Back-to-Back Heart and Lung Transplants | News360d

22 Jun, 2024

 

Dr. KR Balakrishnan and team have performed four heart and one dual lung transplant within 30 hours.

MGM Healthcare is proud to announce yet another landmark achievement in medical history with the completion of a marathon of heart and lung transplant surgeries, where four heart transplants and one bilateral lung transplant were successfully performed within 30 hours. Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director of the Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support, MGM Healthcare, and Dr. Suresh Rao KG, Co-Director of the Institute, led a dedicated team that rose to the challenge, seamlessly performing these transplants.

This extraordinary accomplishment highlights our hospital’s unparalleled capabilities in organ transplantation. MGM Healthcare stands as the only hospital in India capable of performing multiple organ transplants consecutively. This achievement required exemplary readiness and coordination among various departments, including surgical suites, organ transplant units, cardiology, imaging, ultrasound, intensive care, and nursing.

Details of the transplants:
1) A 60-year-old patient, Mr. Surendra Kumar (name changed), underwent a heart transplant on May 25, 2024. The organ from a deceased donor was transported from a Chennai-based hospital. The heart was harvested at 1:10 PM and brought to MGM Healthcare at 1:50 PM.
2) A 50-year-old patient, Mr. Radhakrishnan (name changed), underwent a heart transplant on May 25, 2024. The organ was from a deceased donor from Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. The heart was harvested at 10:52 PM and brought to MGM Healthcare at 11:05 PM.
3) A 67-year-old patient, Mr. Sailesh (name changed), underwent a bilateral lung transplantation on May 25, 2024. The organ was from a deceased donor from Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH). The lungs were harvested at 10:52 PM and brought to MGM Healthcare at 11:05 PM (same donor as above).
4) A 40- year-old patient, Mr. Mohammed Aslam (name changed), underwent a heart transplant on May 26, 2024. The organ was from a brain-dead donor from MGM Healthcare. The organ was harvested at 11:44 AM, and the transplant was performed shortly after.
5) A 50-year-old patient, Mr. Nitish Singh (name changed), underwent a heart transplant on May 26, 2024. The organ was from a deceased donor from a Coimbatore-based hospital. The heart was harvested at 2:45 PM, airlifted from Coimbatore at 4:00 PM, and reached MGM Healthcare by 5:15 PM.

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