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Acute Myeloid Leukemia treated through BMT & Triple Vessel Coronary Artery disease with CABG

Narayana Health City becomes the first healthcare provider in the country to successfully treat a patient suffering from two life threatening disease. The patient, 48-year-old male Naresh Bala was suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Triple Vessel Coronary Artery disease (TVCAD) and has been cured of both his conditions through Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and a subsequent Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG). Naresh Bala was diagnosed with AML, a life-threatening disease in July 2012 and was admitted at another center for chemotherapy. He was also diagnosed with TVCAD, which also needed intervention.

After detailed examination the Dr. Sharat Damodar and team recommended following up the Chemotherapy with a Bone Marrow Transplant.  However, unlike other patients, Naresh was suffering from a heart ailment making the case a high-risk procedure. As BMT was the only option for Naresh to be cured of cancer, Dr. Sharat Damodar and team took up the challenge. They did a detailed evaluation of his cardiac condition. Once the cardiac team gave a high-risk clearance, they set out to find a matching HLA donor. Fortunately for Naresh, his brother’s HLA matched with him and the bone marrow transplant was conducted in August 2012. Naresh recovered fully and …

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