Mumbai : The two heart recipients recuperating in Fortis Hospital are reported to be stable and are being closely monitored by doctors. Both the recipients — a 22-year-old man from Badlapur and a 29-year-old man from Kalamboli — received hearts from Pune and Mumbai respectively within a week’s time. According to the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), there are two more people on the waiting list for heart transplantation — a 54-year-old man from Fortis Hospital and 16-year-old boy from Jaslok Hospital.
After 47 years, the city witnessed two back-to-back heart transplantations in a week. The 22-year-old Badlapur resident had received a heart from Jahangir Hospital in Pune on August 3 while the 29-year-old Kalamboli resident had received a heart from MGM Hospital in Vashi on August 7.
“Both the patients are doing well and the Kalamboli resident is still on ventilator support. They are being closely monitored and if everything goes well, then they will soon be shifted to the general ward,” informed hospital sources.
City health experts stated that carrying out heart transplantations is the most difficult of all organ transplantations as very few are willing to donate their hearts.