The traffic police in Bengaluru, India created a 22 -km green corridor to transport a harvested heart to a 30-year-old acute heart failure patient.
It took just 20 minutes for the medical team to transport the heart from Apollo Hospitals on Bannerghatta Road to Narayana Health City on Hosur Road.
‘Thirth-year-old Abhijit Pradhan was suffering with Acute Heart Failure End Stage, severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction and registered for a donor, a heart transplant was his only chance of survival.’
The donor is a 24-year-old female patient at Apollo Hospitals. She had met with a road accident in Bengaluru on June 9 and was admitted to the Apollo Hospital where she was declared brain-dead. Her father then decided to donate her organs, said doctors.
With the help of the police and the medical team, 30-year-old Abhijit Pradhan, a native of Odisha received a new lease of life. He was suffering with Acute Heart Failure End Stage (AHF-ES), severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction, according to the doctors.
The only way he could survive was heart transplantation. So, in May he registered himself with the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka (ZCCK) for organ transplantation.
Dr Julius Punnen, senior consultant, thoracic surgeon, and Dr Bagirath Raghuram, senior cardiologist, Narayana Institute of Cardiac Science, performed the heart transplant successfully and the patient is doing fine, hospital sources said.