Media Note – Heart Transplant
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 The heart of Ravi, a 26 year old youth (male) declared brain dead at BGS Global Hospital in Uttarahalli yesterday was transported through a green corridor today morning to Narayana Health City in Bommasandra Industrial Area. It took just 26 minutes for the ambulance and the transplant team to reach Narayana Health City from BGS Global Hospital with the donor’s heart.
He was admitted to BGS Global Hospital after a roadaccident on 16th April. He was riding pillion without wearing ahelmet and sustained severe head injuries after a fall from the moving vehicle.
Recipient was a 40 year old male named Nagaraj fromKoppal. A farmer by occupation, he was diagnosed with a heart failure in 2012and was being managed by the Heart Failure Clinic team at Narayana Health City.The cross matching of the donor and recipient was done at TTK Blood Bank. Teamof doctors led by Dr. Julius Punnen, Senior Consultant CardiothoracicTransplant surgeon performed the heart transplant.