Fortis Malar Hospital recently conducted two complicated heart transplant surgeries.
A team of doctors at Fortis Malar Hospital recently conducted two complicated heart transplant surgeries by placing adult hearts into the heart cavity of children to save two lives here recently. 8 years old Master Roman and 12 years old Ms Sri Supriya were suffering from life threatening heart conditions that required urgent heart transplants. However, due to paucity of hearts of their age and size, the team of doctors led by Dr KR Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital and Dr Suresh Rao KG, Head of the Department, Critical Care and Cardiac Anaesthesia, Fortis Malar Hospital meticulously planned and performed this unique clinical feat to transplant two adult hearts into the cavity of these two children respectively.
Please find attached the press note and the supporting images for your kind perusal.
Photo Caption (L to R) : Dr. Nageswaran, Facility Director, Fortis Malar, Dr . K.R. Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital, Dr . Suresh Rao K G, Head, Cardiac Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Fortis Malar Hospital, Ekatarina (Mother of Master Roman), Chitra Viswanathan, Managing trustee and Co-Founder of Aishwarya Trust, Sergey L Kotov, Consul-General of Russian Federation, Chennai. Patients : Ms. Supriya(Left), Master Roman(Right).