48-year-old undergoes successful heart transplantation at Yashoda Hospitals, Malakpet
Yashoda Hospitals Group adds a new feather to its cap. The team of Heart transplant surgeons from Malakpet branch of Yashoda Hospitals have successfully performed the surgery. A 46 years old private employee who came to Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet with heart failure was fortunate enough get the organ for transplantation. The family of a 24 year old brain dead youth had agreed to donate his organ which paved the way for this Heart Transplantation.
This case unique with three States incidentally being involved in giving a new lease of life to the patient, K. Venkata Naga Srikanth, a private company employee. The man hails from Andhra Pradesh but is settled in Hyderabad while the brain-dead donor was from Karnataka. The Jeevandan unit here facilitated the organ transplant and the surgery was funded by Andhra Pradesh government’s Arogyasri scheme.
Mr. Srikanth, a resident of Habsiguda and father of two, first experienced breathlessness when he was 40 after which he was asked to undergo angiogram test. The reports came out normal. However, over the years, his condition deteriorated. He was under treatment and followed up with various hospitals till May 2018 when he was finally advised to visit Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet.
Sharing the details of the case, Dr. G.S Rao, Managing Director of Yashoda Hospitals said investigations revealed Mr. Srikanth was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy in which the heart becomes enlarged and cannot pump blood effectively and his heart muscle functioning was only at 14%. He was put on necessary treatment as the wait for the right heart began.
The heart transplant surgery was also conducted for the first time in the old city of Hyderabad at Yashoda Hospitals, Malakpet, a clear indication of growing prowess of surgeons and improving medical infrastructure across the State capital.