Chennai doctors perform Asia's first lung transplant on COVI
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A team of surgeons at a Chennai hospital performed a bilateral lung transplant (double-lung transplant) on a patient of COVID-19.

This was the first lung transplant conducted on a COVID-19 patient in Asia, according to the MGM Healthcare facility in Chennai where the procedure was performed.

• Patient sustained severe lung damage due to COVID-related fibrosis

48-year-old man tested positive for the coronavirus infection on June 8 and had sustained severe lung damage due to COVID-related fibrosis. He was put on ventilator support on June 20 as his oxygen saturation level dipped and he became breathless.

• On July 20, patient was airlifted to Chennai

A statement from the hospital quoted, "his lung condition continued to be worsening in spite of maximum ventilatory supportive care, and he was put on ECMO support on July 25, 2020, for more than one month."

• Patient underwent transplant surgery

On August 27, the patient underwent a bilateral lung transplant. He is now in the transplant ICU and is stable.

Dr. KR Balakrishnan, Chairperson and Director of Cardiac Sciences and Director of the Heart and Lung Transplant Program at MGM Healthcare, led the transplant along with a team of specialists including Dr. Suresh Rao, Dr. Srinath, and Dr. Apar Jindal.

• 'Both lungs working well now; ECMO support removed'

Dr. Rao, who is the MGM Healthcare Co-Director, told NDTV, "Both his lungs are working well now and we have removed ECMO support."

• Donar

The donor was a 34-year-old man who had been declared brain dead at the Apollo Gleneagles Global Hospital after suffering an intracerebral haemorrhage. The donor's heart, lungs, kidneys, and skin went to different hospitals in Chennai.

Reportedly, his hands went to a young woman in Mumbai who will soon get a pair of real hands if her bilateral surgery succeeds.

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Nice sir 👍❤️
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Great work done in this. Situation. i.e in covid 19period, I think. It should done in well precautionary. Operative method
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Great work Chennai Doctors
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