25th September 2017
Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to Krishna!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 With the city reeling under torrential rains, there is good news pouring for the family of an eight-year-old from Ahmednagar. Krushna Sadgir regarding whom My Medical Mantra had first reported on September 02 has finally received a new heart

The family got a call from the Fortis hospital at night 2.00 am informing about a donor heart. Today afternoon at 2 pm, the donor heart reached the hospital. According to the hospital sources, the surgery was successful and Krishna has been shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and he is under observation.

“We got a call from Fortis Hospital last night regarding an eligible donor heart for Krishna, after which we got him discharged from the Military hospital and was rushed to Mumbai in an ambulance. We reached Fortis Hospital at 10 am today and Krishna has been taken in for the operation,” said Ganesh Sadgir, Krishna’s father, a retired army man.

 Dr Swati Garekar, a senior paediatric cardiologist at Fortis Hospital said, “Krushna is suffering from a rare heart ailment. The valve which is located on the right side. The right lower chamber is very thin. This has affected his heart functioning. In four or five years, we get to see this kind of cases. Heart transplantation is the suitable option for this,”.

 S Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund said,“The donor heart has reached Mulund. The operation is going on, we are happy that pediatric heart transplant in the state is finally picking up. “We are very happy for Krishna and hope that everything goes as planned,” said Dr Garekar.

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