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Apollo Hospitals Sr. Transplant surgeon Dr. AGK Gokhale, is transplanting the cadaver heart in a 32-year-old male heart failure patient
Hyderabad, September 2022: A 33-year-old male from Mattampally village Nalgonda District; with blood group ‘B’ positive, suffered brain stem death due to traumatic brain injury and was declared brain dead at Kamineni Hospital, LB Nagar. His heart was harvested at Kamineni hospital and is being transplanted in a heart patient at Apollo hospitals Jubilee Hills. The cadaver heart was transported through a green corridor created by Metro rail and was brought from Nagole Metro Station to Jubilee Hills Metro station by a special train assigned for it in 24 minutes.
The recipient of the cadaver heart is a 32-year-old male cardiac patient suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy. He came to Apollo Hospitals in a critical condition about 3 months ago. He had severe heart failure going into kidney failure and low blood pressure. He was kept alive with continuous infusion of medicine, while scouting for cadaver heart. Dr. AGK Gokhale, Sr Consultant, Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Minimal Access Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills; and his team are performed the heart transplant on the patient successfully.
As there is a India vs Australia cricket match was scheduled in the city, transportation will be a big task, we approached L&T Metro for transport the organ from Kamineni hospital to Apollo hospital, L&T Metro management arranged the train and police arranged green corridor from metro station to hospital.
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