In a miraculous turn of events, a 52-year-old man got a new lease of life when his heart resumed functioning almost 18 months after he underwent an artificial heart implant procedure following cardiac failure.
Detecting the recovery, doctors switched off the artificial heart and the man is alive on his original heart now.
Iraqi businessman Hani Jawad Mohammed was implanted with an artificial heart after he suffered a heart failure, a condition in which heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should, Chairman and Head of CTVS, BLK Heart Centre Dr. Ajay Kaul said.
"The patient had visited us in a critically ill state a year-and-half ago with a failing heart and rapidly deteriorating health. He was given an option of a heart transplant or artificial heart implant.
"Due to the acute shortage of donor and his serious condition, artificial heart implant was the only alternative we had," Dr. Ajay Kaul said.
"After surgery, he was under constant check up and we were monitoring his implant and his organic heart which was put on medication and rest," consultant cardiologist at the hospital Dr. Dheeraj Gandotra said.
This time, when he came for a follow-up, almost after a gap of three months, It was noticed that his original heart has recovered and was functioning properly, Dr. Ajay Kaul said.