Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Husband’s never-say-die attitude give wife new lease of life

PUNE: Never-say-die attitude of a husband gave a new lease of life to his ailing wife. A Satara-based 26-year old girl, Komal Godase is operated for the transplantation of heart and lungs too. The unending efforts of her husband got her heart and lungs too. Gleneagles Global Health City, the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, has successfully performed a heart and bilateral lung transplant on a 26 year old Satara-girl, Komal Godase.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Sandeep Attawar, Program Director and Chair Cardiac Surgeries, Thoracic Organ Transplant, Gleneagles Global Health City and his team at the Gleneagles Global Health City in Perumbakkam, Chennai.

Komal Godase, had been experiencing symptoms associated with breathlessness on and off and loss of appetite. Komal had lost 14 Kgs very rapidly and was experiencing severe weakness. Komal had started developing intense cyanosis due to which she has been completely Oxygen dependent since March 2017. Komal had visited many hospitals all over the country in order to get the proper diagnosis and treatment for her symptoms, but was unable to do so. Doctors had prescribed some medicines but they too were unable to solve her issues.

Finally she was directed towards Dr. Attawar and his team at Gleneagles Global Health City in Chennai. Under Dr. Attawar and his team’s supervision she finally found some respite. At Gleneagles Global Health City, Komal was diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension which is a rare disease characterized by elevated pulmonary artery pressure with no apparent cause, end stage lung disease and severe Right Ventricular failure.

Dr. Attawar and his team briefed Komal and her family on her condition and informed them that the only treatment for this was heart and bilateral lung transplant. After stabilization, Komal was then discharged with a hope that she will receive the required organs for transplantation. Finally in May 2017 she received a call from Gleneagles Global Health City on the availability of organs and underwent the surgery on the 28 th of the same month. 

“Komal was very frail and confused when he was brought into our facility in Chennai. She had already undergone the ordeal of visiting many hospitals due to which the family and patient had lost all hope of recovery,” recalls Dr Sandeep Attawar, Program Director and Chair Cardiac Surgeries, Thoracic Organ Transplant, Gleneagles Global Health City. “We were very happy to receive a heart and pair of lungs that were a match for Komal and went ahead with the surgery as soon as possible.” Dr. Attawar added.

Photo Caption: (L-R) Pravin Pawar, Dr. Sandeep Attawar - Program Director & Chair Cardiac Surgeries, Thoracic organ transplant Gleneagles Global Health City, Komal Godase –Recipient 

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