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14km in 13 min: Bengaluru cops create fastest green corridor for heart transplant of 7-year-old girl

A 7-year-old female child had been diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and was experiencing advanced heart failure. Despite being on optimal medical therapy, her condition was deteriorating rapidly, and her ejection fraction had decreased to 15 per cent.

Reported By : T Raghavan Edited By : Arushi Jaiswal
Bengaluru
Updated on: October 15, 2023 23:36 IST
14 Kms was covered in 13 mins 17 secs from Seshadripuram to
Image Source : INDIA TV 14 Kms was covered in 13 mins 17 secs from Seshadripuram to SPARSH hospital RR Nagar

The Bengaluru Police on Sunday facilitated a fastest green corridor for an ambulance carrying a live heart. The green corridor covered a distance of 14km in just 13 minutes and 17 seconds. The live heart was transported from a 14-year-old boy to a 7-year-old girl.

Girl was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy

The young girl had been diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and was in the advanced stages of heart failure. Despite receiving optimal medical therapy, her condition was deteriorating rapidly, and her ejection fraction had decreased to 15 per cent. She was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy within a few months after she lost her elder sister to the same disease in 2019. She was evaluated and listed for heart transplant in November 2022.

The young girl had a very thin build, weighing only 17 kgs, and her blood group was O negative. Her petite stature and O negative blood group status posed significant challenges in finding a suitable donor. Fortunately, a suitable donor, a 14-year-old boy, was found, and she is currently undergoing a heart transplant at SPARSH Hospital in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangaluru.

'14 kms distance was covered within 13.17 mins'

"Green corridor was arranged for transporting this heart and a 14 kms distance was covered within 13.17 mins,  and this was the fastest drive. Thanks to Bangalore Traffic Police for organising Green Corridor," the officaial statement read.

The medical team of doctore involved in the heart transplant procedure includes Dr Ashok, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Heart Transplant Physician, Dr Ashwini Kumar Pasarad, Senior Consultant Cardio Vascular and Thoracic surgeon & Heart Transplant Surgeon, Dr Madhusudan, Consultant Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon and Dr Mathew, Consultant Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon from SPARSH Hospital and Dr Senthil, Sr Consultant Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon and Dr Jagadish, Consultant Cardiac Anesthesia from MGM Hospital, Chennai.

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