Dr. Ajay Kaul

Dr. Ajay Kaul

Chairman & HOD
Cardiothoracic and
Vascular Surgery
BLK Heart Centre
BLK Super Speciality
Hospital, New Delhi

Heart of Gold

A Donated Heart from Jaipur Saves a Man with
a Terminally Ill Heart


A 56-year old man, suffering from an incurable heart condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy, was brought to BLK Super Speciality Hospital. He had reached a critical stage where he could not perform his routine day to day activities without getting breathless and had experienced multiple episodes of sudden loss of consciousness. It was fortunate that he recovered from these episodes of illnesses as any one of these could have been fatal for the patient given his precarious clinical condition.

In view of the severity of his condition, a Heart Transplant was the only ideal option for the patient. Considering the impoverished background of the patient, to undergo a high-cost procedure such as a Heart Transplant was something beyond their possible means. However, sudden availability of a donor heart and humanly gesture by the CMD of Radiant Life Care, Mr. Abhay Soi and quick response from the highly qualified and trained team of doctors brought about a miraculous outcome for the patient.


Upon being informed of the availability of a heart of a man who had just been declared brain dead in a hospital in Jaipur, Dr. Ajay Kaul and his team immediately swung into action and left for Jaipur at the earliest to harvest the heart.

After taking several permissions and co-ordinations with numerous departments, a green corridor was created in Jaipur and Delhi, for unhindered transport of the heart to and from the airport. The harvesting team included: Dr. Sushant Srivastava, Dr. Jasbir Singh Khanuja, Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Gandotra and Dr. Anupam.

The harvested heart was flown down to Delhi and without losing any precious ticking moment, the heart was successfully transplanted in the wee hours of the night by a team of expert cardiac surgeons led by Dr. Ajay Kaul, Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Dr. Sameer and the entire CTVS team.


After the successful transplant, the patient is recovering well and doing fine. He and his family is overwhelmed with happiness and have the deepest gratitude for all the people who have given him a new lease on life.