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Telangana man gets new lease of life with heart transplant

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Century Hospitals, a leading provider in Hyderabad, has given a new lease of life to a young man by transplanting a donor heart in the patient's body with support from network.

Though expensive, the procedure was performed at no-cost to the patient's family under the Aarogyasri scheme of the

I. Gangadhara Rao, Chairman, Century Hospitals, Hemanth Kaukuntla, Chief Surgeon and Vice Chairman, Praveen Nandagiri, Director-programme at the presented the patient and details in the presence of Swarnalatha, Chairperson, Jeevandhan, at a news conference on Sunday.

Linga Swamy (29), a from district was diagnosed with (DCMP), a condition under which the heart becomes weak for unknown reasons.

He required an urgent He was registered for with the Jeevandhan, which encourages organ donation.

On November 17, the procedure was performed successfully post a mid-night approval from all statutory and regulatory authorities concerned.

The recipient was put on heart lung bypass and on arrival of the donor heart in the and having examined it thoroughly, the procedure was completed in three hours and 20 minutes, from the time of retrieval and completion of transplant.

Lingaswamy is now living an active life, said Kaukuntla.

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First Published: Sun, December 09 2018. 19:16 IST
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