The patient who has undergone city’s first cadaver heart transplant surgery at a city hospital is recovering. The deceased donor’s heart was transplanted to a male patient during a surgery at the Care Hospital on Tuesday and he is in good condition, according to the hospital on Thursday.
The deceased patient’s heart, both kidneys and the liver were retrieved and transplanted to four patients. The heart and kidney transplantation was done at the Care Hospital and transplantation of another kidney was done at the Apollo Hospital and the liver was transplanted to another patient at Apollo-Hyderabad.
This was for the first time that a heart transplantation was done in Andhra Pradesh outside Hyderabad, stated Care Hospital’s medical superintendent Nanda Kishore in a press release on Thursday.
A team consisting of noted cardiologist B. Soma Raju, Rajeev Menon and C.V. Rao prepared the case and the surgery was performed by Care Hospitals group of surgeons P.V. Satyanarayana, Karunakara Padhy, G. Rama Subramanyam, Hemanth Kaukuntla, M. Kishan and S.B.R. Narasimham. The anaesthesia team consisted of Ravi Chandrahas, S. Anooradha and G. Ravi Kumar. A. Kanaka Durga and Balaram Mahapatro were the perfusionists. Care Hospitals had borne the expenditure of the surgery.
The kidney transplantation was done by nephrologist K. Kalyan Chakravarthy and urologist Murali Mohan. Dr. Nanda Kishore said the hospital received permission for cadaver transplantation when noted nephrologist T. Ravi Raju was the Director of Medical Education of AP.