Sri Lanka’s first heart transplant in Kandy Hospital

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Sri Lanka’s first heart transplant surgery had been successfully performed at the Kandy General Hospital, the Health Ministry said today.

“A heart of a 24 year-old donor was transplanted to a 34-year-old woman, whose heart was 12 percent nonoperational,” Director of the Kandy Hospital Dr. Saman Ratnayake said.

He said two the kidneys of the donor too were transplanted to two patients. He said both the heart and the kidney recipients were under the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Kandy GH.

“The health condition of the patients is stable and the doctors are monitoring the situation,” Dr. Ratnayake said.

Heath Ministry said specialists from the hospitals in Kandy, Peradeniya, Anuradhapura, Borella Lady Ridgeway and Welisara Chest Hospital joined in the surgeries for the transplant.

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne had also phoned and appreciated the doctors, who successfully performed the surgery.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • raja d weerakoon Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:30 PM

    congrdulations for your succesful hard work with your team

    lkboy Monday, 10 July 2017 10:30 AM

    Well done Sri lankan medical professionals!

    Daily Boru Monday, 10 July 2017 11:20 AM

    On 3 December 1967, South African doctor, Dr Christiaan (Chris) Barnard, performed the world's first human to human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.We did it after 50 years. Hooray Hooray Hooray

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 10 July 2017 11:51 AM

    This is nothing to be proud of as the person who headed this operation is internationally-acclaimed British transplant expert and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Prof. Stephen C. Clark, the Director of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. All other Sri Lankan doctors were assisting him.

    HH Monday, 10 July 2017 02:42 PM

    Hooray for the truth


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