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Delhi’s First Heart Transplant Recipient Leads a Normal Life

by Kathy Jones on  May 24, 2012 at 8:39 PM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
Doctors at a private hospital in Delhi have revealed that the 44-year old woman, who became the first heart transplant recipient, has recovered from the surgery and is leading a normal life.
 Delhi’s First Heart Transplant Recipient Leads a Normal Life
Delhi’s First Heart Transplant Recipient Leads a Normal Life
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Sunita, a resident of Karol Bagh, was operated upon at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) May 17, 2011. She was experiencing breathing problems due to dilated cardiomyopathy, a heart condition where the pumping chambers of the heart become weak and dilated.

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"The first year after transplantation is beset with episodes of rejection and infection. Now that the critical period is behind her, Sunita is enjoying a good, healthy and productive life," said Sujay Shad, director of hospital's heart transplantation department.

A brain-dead person's heart was donated to Sunita, said doctors.

Source: IANS
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