In a remarkable achievement, two critically-ill patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy got a new lease of life after a hospital in Mulund carried out two heart transplants in a gap of four hours on Thursday.
In the first case, heart of a 22-year-old woman from Kolhapur, who was declared brain dead at Pune's Ruby Hall Clinic, was transported to Fortis Hospital through a green corridor and transplanted into a 24-year-old college student from Ghatkopar.
Synonymising a similar case, a 58-year-old man from Thane who had been placed under the 'Super Urgent List' after he registered for a heart just last week, was gifted life after another organ came from MGM Hospital in Vashi. The donor was a 45-year-old woman was declared brain dead after a railway accident. Her family consented to retrieve her heart, liver and kidneys. The liver of the donor was given to Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai Central, while one of her kidneys was allotted to a patient in Jaslok Hospital and another was transplanted to the patient of MGM Hospital itself.
Doctors said the next 72 hours will be critical for the patients and they will be monitored round the clock.