Sri Lanka’s first heart transplant surgery a success

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- By J.M.Hafeez

Sri Lanka’s first heart transplant surgery performed at Kandy General Hospital recently has been a success according to official reports. “A heart of a 24 year-old donor was transplanted to a 34-year-old woman, whose heart was 12 percent nonoperational,”  said Director of the Kandy Hospital Dr. Saman Ratnayake.

He said two 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.

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

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