Heart transported through the green corridor for transplant
A heart harvested from a 41-year-old woman, who died after suffering bleeding in the brain, was transported from Ghaziabad to Delhi in just 18 minutes through an over 23-km green corridor and immediately transplanted to a chronic cardiac patient, hospital authorities said on Friday. The woman's liver and two kidneys were also used in separate transplant procedures.
Ghaziabad and Delhi Police collaboratively created the green corridor
A green corridor was created by the police of Ghaziabad and Delhi between Max Hospital, Vaishali, and Max Hospital, Saket for seamless transfer of the heart, the statement said. "The distance of 23.8 km was covered in just 18 minutes at around 2 am on December 25," a hospital spokesperson said, adding, various teams worked to harvest and transplant the retrieved organs.
Heart transplanted in a patient having end-stage heart failure
Kewal Krishan, Director Heart Transplant & LVAD Program, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket said, "The heart has been transplanted in a 56-year-old patient from Uttarakhand who suffered end-stage heart failure. The recipient is under observation and doing well for now."
One kidney and liver transplant in Max Hospital, Vaishali
The kidney was transplanted into a woman from Ghaziabad, suffering from chronic kidney disease. The liver was transplanted in a woman from Delhi, suffering from chronic liver disease with hepatocellular carcinoma. The hospital authorities said, "Both were transplanted at the Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali." "The second kidney was sent to Artemis Hospital, Gurugram in just 45 minutes in an ambulance," they added.
The woman was suffering from aneurysmal bleeding
The woman, a resident of Ghaziabad, was rushed to Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali with the complaint of headache and giddiness on December 19, the hospital said in a statement. "She was suffering from an immediate aneurysmal bleed. Despite sustained efforts by the multidisciplinary team of doctors, her condition continued to deteriorate and she was declared brain dead on Thursday," it added.
What is an aneurysmal bleeding?
An aneurysmal bleed is the bleeding from the dilated blood vessels of the brain. This causes a blockage in the circulation of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, which increases pressure on the brain and damages tissues.