In a landmark event, a team of doctors at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur successfully transplanted a live heart here today.
The live heart was transported through a 18 kms green corridor from the airport to the hospital in a record 18 minutes time.
The heart was harvested at a Bengaluru hospital before it was airlifted to Kolkata early morning today.
The team of doctors who performed this surgery included Dr Tapas Raychaudhury, Director, Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery andDr K M Mandana, Director, Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery along withDr SaikatBandopadhyay, Senior Consultant, Cardiac Anesthesiologist & Intensivistfrom Fortis Hospital, Anandpur. The heart transplant was conducted under the expert supervision of Dr K R Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences and Dr Suresh Rao, Chief Cardiac Anesthetist from Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai who to their credit run one of the largest Heart Transplant Programmes in Asia.