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  • author Amit Bansal
  • person June 25, 2018

Race Against Time: Successful Heart Transplant of 4 Yr Old Girl

  • A recent case of heart transplant procedure in Fortis Mulund (Mumbai) further elaborated the point when the heart of a 13-year-old boy in Aurangabad who died in a road accident had to be transplanted in a 4-year-old girl in Mumbai. With a total distance of around 323 km to be covered, it was truly a race against time.

Race Against Time: Successful Heart Transplant of 4 Yr Old Girl

Organ transplants are typically a race against time. This is primarily because donated organs are viable for storage only for a limited time. This may range from thirty minutes to a few hours. Recommended duration in case of a heart is less than 4 hours. It is said that the donated organ should be transplanted into the recipient’s body as quickly as possible for better outcomes.

A recent case of heart transplant procedure in Fortis Mulund (Mumbai) further elaborated the point when the heart of a 13-year-old boy in Aurangabad who died in a road accident had to be transplanted in a 4-year-old girl in Mumbai. With a total distance of around 323 km to be covered, it was truly a race against time. The organ was rushed to Aurangabad airport in less than 4 minutes, thanks to the Green Corridor. It was then brought to Mumbai via a chartered flight. Sources from the hospital stated that the surgery was successful and the patient is stable.

Orginally published in https://timesofindia.india times.com/india/heart-transported-323-km-in-94-minutes-transplanted-into-girl/articleshow/64713498.cms?from=mdr

 

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