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Kolkata doctors perform first succesful heart transplant surgery in Eastern India

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 21, 2018, 6:46 pm IST
Updated : May 21, 2018, 6:47 pm IST

In a landmark event for Eastern India, doctors of Fortis Hospital, Anandapur, successfully transplant live heart.

The live heart was transported through a 18 kms green corridor from the airport to the hospital in a record 18 minutes time. (Photo: AFP)
 The live heart was transported through a 18 kms green corridor from the airport to the hospital in a record 18 minutes time. (Photo: AFP)

In a landmark event, a team of doctors at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur successfully transplanted a live heart here today.

The live heart was transported through a 18 kms green corridor from the airport to the hospital in a record 18 minutes time.

The heart was harvested at a Bengaluru hospital before it was airlifted to Kolkata early morning today.

The team of doctors who performed this surgery included Dr Tapas Raychaudhury, Director, Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery andDr K M Mandana, Director, Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery along withDr SaikatBandopadhyay, Senior Consultant, Cardiac Anesthesiologist & Intensivistfrom Fortis Hospital, Anandpur. The heart transplant was conducted under the expert supervision of Dr K R Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences and Dr Suresh Rao, Chief Cardiac Anesthetist from Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai who to their credit run one of the largest Heart Transplant Programmes in Asia.

Tags: kolkata, heart transplant, health and well being, fortis hospital, anandapur, bengaluru, jharkhand, dialectic cardio-myopathy