32 year old gets a gift of new life through heart transplant from a 27year old

  • The heart was transported from Apollo BGS Hospital Mysuru to M.S. Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Bengaluru with the help of a green corridor
  • This becomes 2nd heart transplant performed at M.S. Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre in the last 48 hours

Bengaluru, 17thDecember, 2019: Christmas came early to 32 year old Mr. Shivakumar as he got a new lease of life today after undergoing heart transplant at M.S. Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre. His saviour is a 27 year old man. He was admitted at Apollo BGS Hospital Mysuru. Doctors had declared him brain dead and the family consented for organ donation.

The heart was transported today at 8 a.m. from Apollo BGS Hospital, Mysuru to M.S. Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Bengaluru with the help of green corridor. A distance of 158 kms was covered in a span of 120 minutes.


Hailing from Mysore, the recipient was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy. He was on medical management at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Mysuru. As his condition could only be improved through heart transplant, he was referred to M.S. Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Bengaluru. Fortunately, he received a matching donor within a short span of time. The transplant surgery was successful and the patient is recovering. 

The transplant is the 2nd heart transplant that M. S. Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre has performed in the last 48 hours. The transplant is also 30th heart transplant performed by the expert team.

The heart retrieval and transplant was performed by Dr.RavishankarShetty, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic & Heart Transplant Surgeon , Dr.Nagamalesh.U.M,Consultant cardiologist heart failure and transplant ,Dr. Julius Punnen, Heart & Lung Transplant Surgeon, Narayana Health City, Bangaore, , Dr. Prashanth Ramamurthy, (Designation), Dr.Gurupolice Patil and Dr.Ksishna,Cardiac Anesthesia Consultants.


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