Kan­di­vli man gets heart from Surat

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Priyanka Vora priyanka.vora@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A 58-year-old Kan­di­vli res­i­dent re­ceived a heart do­na­tion on Satur­day morn­ing from Gu­jarat in the first ever inter-state heart trans­plant ar­range­ment.

The heart, which was flown in on a spe­cial flight, took just 92 min­utes to reach Mu­lund’s For­tis Hos­pi­tal from Ma­havir Hos­pi­tal in Surat. The donor is Jagdish Devji Pa­tel, 45, who was de­clared brain dead fol­low­ing a road traf­fic accident. His fam­ily agreed to do­nate the heart, giv­ing a new lease of life to a Mum­bai res­i­dent, who had been wait­ing for three months for a trans­plant.

Doc­tors at For­tis Hos­pi­tal said the Kan­di­vli res­i­dent had di­lated car­diomy­opa­thy, a con­di­tion where the heart mus­cles are too weak to pump blood, and the only way the de­fect could be cor­rected was through a heart trans­plant.


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