Heart transplant: Ghaziabad man gets new lease of life from Jaipur


A 56-year-old patient get a new lease of life as the doctors carried out a heart transplant within three hours of harvesting from a donor in Jaipur. “The patient is recovering well after the successful transplant,” said Dr Ajay Kaul, chairman and head of department, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery (CTVS), BLK Super Speciality Hospital, who led the team of doctors harvest the heart and transplant it. A green corridor was created from the IGI Airport to BLK Super Speciality Hospital covering a distance of 15 km in just over 17 minutes at night. The heart was transplanted late into the night starting at 12:45 am. It took a total of two hours and 45 minutes for the doctors to transplant the heart.

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