Rela, KIMS (Hyderabad) sign up for heart, lung transplant


Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre (RIMC), a Multi-Speciality Quaternary Care Hospital at Chrompet in Chennai, signed a memorandum of understanding with Krishna Institute of Medical Science Hospital (KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad), to launch the Comprehensive Centre of Excellence for Heart and Lung Transplant to support patients with very complex and chronic heart and lung ailments and to establish and support ECMO services to support patients as a bridge for a lung transplant.

Professor Mohamed Rela, Chairman & Managing Director at Rela Hospital, and Dr Sandeep Attawar, Program Director and Chair in KIMS Institute of Heart & Lung Transplantation exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Dr.Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Chief Executive Officer, Rela Hospital.

The center under the leadership of Dr.Sandeep Attawar, will provide customized treatment for patients in need of heart and lung transplant with a multidisciplinary team of transplant pulmonologists, surgeons along with nurse coordinators, social workers, dietitians, pulmonary rehabilitation staff, and other specialists to provide comprehensive care and support.

The ECMO (ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) services established at Rela hospital, is a highly sophisticated system which will take over the functioning of the heart and lungs until the patients get better, and their heart and lungs function organically, according to a communication from the hospital.

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