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Mumbai's 56-Year-Old Heart Transplant Patient Beats Covid In A Week

Mahadev Hari Patel’s “miraculous” restoration gives hope to lots of of critically Covid sufferers.


In a heartening news from Mumbai, a 56-year-old coronary heart transplant affected person, who had suffered a stroke, a number of organ failure and pneumonia due to COVID-19, has efficiently fought off the lethal illness in only one week.

Mahadev Hari Patel’s “miraculous” restoration gives hope to lots of of coronavirus sufferers throughout India and particularly Mumbai, the place 85 per cent of all those that have died of Covid have been older than 50 years of age.

Speaking about Mr Patel’s case, Dr Prashant Borade, Head of Vital Care at World Hospital, mentioned the remedy concerned medical doctors from varied specialties coming collectively to determine a line of remedy for him.

“When he got here to World Hospital (on September 17) we ran quite a lot of checks to establish his situation. We realised he had suffered a stroke, his coronary heart was weak, kidneys have been failing, pneumonia had broken his lungs, and he additionally had bacterial an infection. This case was problem for us. Groups from our cardiology, neurology, nephrology and the intensive care departments collectively handled Mr Patel. He was taken off ventilator assist after 5 5 days and discharged.”


I really feel like I’ve been given a 3rd life, Mahadev Hari Patel, 56, mentioned.

Nevertheless, Mr Patel needed to be re-admitted after he complained of problem in respiration. He’s being given oxygen remedy at World Hospital as a precaution, and his situation is medically secure.

“I’m joyful I’ll get to go residence. I really feel like I’ve been given a 3rd life,” mentioned Mr Patel, who had undergone a coronary heart transplant surgical procedure simply two years in the past.

His son Dinesh Patel is equally ecstatic and grateful to the medical doctors.

“My father had an in depth name in 2018 after his coronary heart transplant. Although he was coping properly, he acquired Covid and his well being deteriorated drastically. He was stored on ventilator assist. Due to the medical doctors on the World Hospital, he’s doing tremendous now,” he mentioned.

Docs on the World Hospital have known as Mr Patel’s restoration a “miracle” and now plan to publish a case research so it will probably function a suggestion for remedy of different critically unwell Covid sufferers.

To deal with COVID-19, medical doctors enhance a affected person’s immunity. However for organ transplant sufferers, medical doctors need to decrease the immunity.

With at the very least 42 per cent of all Covid instances in Mumbai being reported amongst these older than 50 years, the Mumbai municipal physique, BMC, has been attempting onerous to make sure all Covid sufferers on this age demographic get well in a hospital as a “precaution”, Further Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani mentioned.

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