21st February, 2020, Navi Mumbai: Mr Santosh Kanade, a 36 year-old resident of Beed, Maharashtra successfully underwent a heart transplant surgery at Apollo Hospitals. The heart was retrieved from a deceased donor.
Mr. Santosh was diagnosed with a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is decreased because the heart’s main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, is enlarged and weakened. This is clinical terms is called Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is. The patient, a father two young children has been experiencing extended breathlessness and had difficulty climbing stairs for over two years, before he was diagnosed with this condition. Despite repeated hospitalizations and treatment received in his hometown in Pune, Mr. Santosh’s condition deteriorated and was further advised to consult the Heart Failure Clinic at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.
Dr. Sanjeev Jadhav, Consultant, CVTS & Heart Transplant Surgery, Apollo Hospitals,the chief expert in this case said “Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common form of cardiomyopathy. In this particular case, it was found that the patient’s heart was functioning at 17% and he was in urgent need of a Heart Transplant. The donor was a 41 year-old woman, with the same blood group as the patient, who had been declared brain-dead (cadaver donor) after a road traffic accident. The heart transplant surgery was completed within 60 minutes, after which the patient was shifted to the ICU. The patient’s health is stable now and he is expected to make a full-recovery.”
The transplant was performed by Dr Sanjeev Jadhav, Heart Transplant Surgeon, supported by a team of specialists Dr Shantesh Kaushik, CVTS Surgeon, Dr Gunadhar Padhi, Critical Care, Dr. Aklesh Tandekar, Critical Care, Dr. Haridas, Dr. Saurabh, Dr. Sachin Sanagar, CVTS Surgeon and Dr. Tamiruddin Dhanwade, Cardiologist.
Mr Santosh Kanade, Heart Transplant Survivor, said, “I had been on the waiting list battling for my life with heart failure. I would like thank the organ donor’s family & the transplant team for giving me a second chance at life.”
Mr Santosh Marathe, Head & COO, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, said, “ In a short span of 3 years, we have been recognised as one of the most advanced transplant centres in Western India successfully performing (Liver, Kidney, Heart & Bone Marrow Transplant), making enormous progress & delivering superior clinical outcomes with a dedicated team of specialists.”