Heart Transplant

23-year-old Arshad Gets New Life Via Heart Transplant at Manipal Hospital.

November 21, 2019

Manipal Hospitals Bangalore surgically operated a trailblazing heart transplant to give a spark new of life to 23-year-old, Arshad who was identified with a congenital heart defect at the age of three. The surgery was executed by Dr.Devananda a long with a multi-disciplinary team of doctorsi.e Dr. MuraliKrishna, Dr. Lalchand Bandagi and Dr. Ramesh who hung tough to save the life of young Arshad.Arshad was born with a grave and exceptional heart condition known as Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA), which occurs in 3 percent of all congenital heart defects, and about two-thirds of the cases are related with boys.In TGA, two main arteries carrying blood from the heart to the lungs and body are not connected as they should be and are in reversed position. Ideally, such children need corrective surgery within the first 6 weeks of life. However, in his case, it remained undetected until he attained the age of 3 years. Hence, he was put through a palliative Operative at Chennai. Due to unfortunate complications, he developed viral Infection of the heart making his left ventricle (main pumping chamber) weak which made many surgeons refuse to perform further palliative surgeries.Speaking about the case, Dr. Devananda N S, said, “Arshad has been consulting with us from 2011 when he was just 14 years

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