Marengo CIMS hospital will now offer transfusion free heart transplant
In a very first of its kind collaboration in the entire India and South Asia region, Marengo Asia Hospitals has tied up with Werfen to bring the most advanced techniques of transfusion free heart transplant. A collaboration to this effect was signed on by Dr Raajiv Singhal, Managing Director & Group CEO, Marengo Asia Hospitals and Anurag Mishra, Regional Director-India and South Asia, Werfen.
Complex cardiac surgical procedures necessitate the practice of transfusing blood to the patient but very often the transfusion can lead to adverse effects, including severe and long-lasting complications for the patient. The most sustainable, cost-effective and evidence-based approach for minimalizing blood transfusion, and hence improving patients’ outcomes (such as decrease in the length of hospital stay), is to implement the principles and practices of Patient Blood Management (PBM). The most crucial and clinically proven cornerstone of PBM is Goal-directed bleeding Management (GDBM) whose adoption ensures reduction in blood usage up to 90 per cent, ICU length of stay by 25 per cent, complications like infections or kidney damage by 70 per cent providing more efficiency to doctors and time for patient management with an overall improvement in patient outcomes.
Says Dr Singhal, “The transfusion free heart transplants will enhance clinical outcomes and bring a new definition to patient experience and service deliveries. We hope that this will be a game changer in creating benchmarks in the healthcare industry.”
Adds Dr Ajay Gandhi, Associate Director- Clinical Affairs, Werfen India, “Patient Blood Management is a compelling need for the healthcare ecosystem, particularly in the developing economies, where anemia is common, and blood continues to remain a scarce resource. The clinical and administrative leadership of CIMS has displayed their commitment to ensure adoption of WHO recommended best practices towards patient safety in the settings of peri-operative bleeding. Werfen India and its Clinical team is committed to complement and enhance their knowledge and skill set to accomplish Goal Directed Bleeding Management protocols across all the establishments of Marengo Asia group.”