Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Apollo Hospital performed first heart transplant in Hyderabad ,

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
Apollo Hospitals performed the first heart transplant surgery from its facility in Hyderabad on a 19-year old student, Veer Anjaneyulu, suffering with dilated cardiomyopathy. The case is related to end-stage heart failure leading to depression of heart muscle. The operation was performed on 11th November by Dr Vijay Dixit, Chief of Cardiothoracic surgery, Apollo Hospitals. Dilated cardiomyopathy was very common in India and can be treated through drugs. However, in cases where it can't be cured it leads to end-stage failure which would be dealt only through a heart transplant.

Veer Anjaneyulu whose heart has been transplanted at Apollo Hospitals
Veer Anjaneyulu whose heart has been transplanted at Apollo Hospitals 




Dr. Vijay Dikshit, Chief of Cardiothoracic surgery, who led the team of specialists who conducted the transplant surgery said Veer Anjaneyulu was suffering from a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the function of heart muscle was severely affected. Despite medical therapy, he had to be regularly admitted to hospital due to difficulty in breathing and swelling of the body. He was finally diagnosed with end-stage heart failure and was advised heart transplant.

The personnel of the Jeevandan project informed the Apollo hospital that a donor heart was available at Yashodha hospital as the family members of an accident victim agreed to donate the organ. A team of cardiac surgeons went there, harvested the heart, transported it and conducted the surgery in just two hours.
In this particular case, the hospital was supported by Jeevandan Project of the Andhra Pradesh government, and the city's traffic Police in successfully harvesting the donor heart and transporting it to the hospital.

A special need of appreciation also should be given to Hyderabad Traffic Police for helping in Transporting the heart From Secunderabad Yashoda Hospital to Apollo Hospitals in Jubliee Hills in just 8 minutes . It Might not have been possible without the help of Hyderabad Traffic Police/ The Operation was also done for free of cost in Apollo Hospitals , Jubilee Hills..

The Heart that is transplanted to Anjaneyulu was donated by the Family of Sai Teja who got severly injured in a road accident . Since the doctors said his brain is dead . Family members agreed to donate organs of Sai Teja. His organs were donated which included his liver , kidney , Heart .

Article that is published on a local news paper about Sai Teja 



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