Chennai: Woman undergoes repeat heart transplant

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 29, 2017, 2:24 am IST
Updated Sep 29, 2017, 2:24 am IST
She experienced a sudden deterioration in her symptoms and was diagnosed with Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy a few months back.
She suffered episodes of loss of consciousness and was immediately rushed to hospital in an unstable condition. 
 She suffered episodes of loss of consciousness and was immediately rushed to hospital in an unstable condition. 

CHENNAI: Ahead of World Heart Day, doctors successfully conducted India’s first re-do transplant after 8 years of the first heart transplant on a 36-year-old Reena Raju at a private hospital in Chennai.

In 2009, Reena suffered a viral infection that affected her heart and led to severe heart muscle dysfunction. She underwent a heart transplant surgery at Frontier Lifeline Hospital.  The flag bearer in the Transplant Olympics held in Malaga, Spain in June 2017, Reena represented India in 100 m sprint and mixed doubles badminton after her first heart transplant.

She experienced a sudden deterioration in her symptoms and was diagnosed with Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy a few months back. 

She suffered episodes of loss of consciousness and was immediately rushed to hospital in an unstable condition. 

The patient was put on a ventilator/intra-aortic balloon pump and ECMO support and registered for urgent repeat heart transplant. 

On September 23, a repeat heart transplant was performed and she is recovering well. 

The case was first cardiac allograft Vasculopathy after 8 years of the first heart transplant performed in India.

Location: India, Tamil Nadu




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