Aster hospitals executes heart re-transplant surgery, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi : Aster Hospitals, Bengaluru, a subsidiary of Dubai based healthcare chain Aster DM Healthcare, successfully performed a heart re-transplant surgery on a 32-year-old engineer who was facing recurrent heart failure, for the last seven years (2016 – 2023).

According to the hospital this is only the second surgery of its kind in the history of the country and first of Karnataka.

In 2016, due to dilated cardiomyopathy and severe heart dysfunction, with irreversible damage to his heart, the patient underwent a successful heart transplant and the patient remained stable until 2020. However in 2020 the engineer was contracted with severe COVID-19, leading to chest pain , backaches which eventually led to cardiac allograft vasculopathy, a narrowing of the arteries in his transplanted heart. Apart from this, a follow-up echocardiogram in 2022 revealed severe biventricular dysfunction, necessitating a cardiac re-transplant.

In 2016, due to dilated cardiomyopathy and severe heart dysfunction, with irreversible damage to his heart, the patient underwent a successful heart transplant and the patient remained stable until 2020. However in 2020 the engineer was contracted with severe COVID-19, leading to chest pain , backaches which eventually led to cardiac allograft vasculopathy, a narrowing of the arteries in his transplanted heart. Apart from this, a follow-up echocardiogram in 2022 revealed severe biventricular dysfunction, necessitating a cardiac re-transplant.

The patient underwent the re-transplantation in December 2023 after which he faced initial complications such as bleeding and rejection episodes, however through constant management with regular biopsies and close monitoring the patient has now completed 6 months of the second heart transplant with no further complications.

“The past few years have been a medical rollercoaster for me. Finding out I needed a second transplant was a setback, however the exceptional team of surgeons, extended their support throughout my treatment journey. My family was kept informed about the surgery and all our queries were addressed. They have given me the gift of renewed health and the opportunity to look forward to the future,” said the patient.

Prof Dr Nagamalesh U M, Lead Consultant – Cardiology, Interventional Cardiologist, Aster CMI Hospital and Director Heart Failure, Transplant & MCS Program, Aster Hospitals, Bangalore, said, “The patient’s post-transplant course included significant bleeding events due to the second surgery and the ongoing requirement for blood thinners and rejections. However, through meticulous monitoring and regular endomyocardial biopsies, these challenges were effectively managed.

“Importantly, the patient has now achieved a successful 6-month post-operative period with no further complications, demonstrating his remarkable resilience and the invaluable support of his loved ones.” Dr U M added.

“Heart re-transplant was a complex procedure, requiring meticulous planning, exceptional skill from the entire team, and seamless communication throughout the process. I’m proud of the dedication and expertise displayed by every member of the team. This case exemplifies the power of collaboration in achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients, ” said Dr Ganeshakrishnan Iyer, Lead Consultant – CTVS Surgery, Aster CMI hospital, Bangalore.

  • Published On Jun 19, 2024 at 06:18 PM IST

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