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25-yr-old youth donates his heart and saves the life of a teacher

Heart was transported from Sparsh Hospital, Yeshwanthpur to M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre

58 year old school teacher from Byadagi in Haveri District gets a new lease of life as he undergoes heart transplant at M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre-a unit managed by Narayana Health. The donor is a 25 year old youth who had met with a road accident on 16th June 2019. He was declared brain-dead today at Sparsh Hospital, Yeshwanthpur.

The heart was retrieved at Sparsh Hospital, Yeshwanthpur and was transported to M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Mathikere. 


The recipient was suffering from ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.  He was on medical management at M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre. After a thorough evaluation by the team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, the patient was advised a heart transplant. He had registered with Jeevasarthakate (ZCCK) on 8th May 2019. The patient was lucky to get the matching heart within 40 days of his registration.

The heart retrieval and transplant was performed by Dr. Ravi Shankar Shetty, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic & Heart Transplant Surgeon, M S Ramaiah Narayana HeartCentre, Dr. Nagamalesh. U.M, Senior Consultant Heart Failure & Transplant, M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Dr. Varun Shetty, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Health City,Dr.Shilpa Rudradevaru Consultant Cardiac Surgeon,M S Ramaiah Narayana HeartCentre, Dr. Prashanth Ramamurthy, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Dr. Guru Police Patil Anaesthetist, M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre and team.

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