MUMBAI: The city’s tryst with heart transplants hit another tragic note when six-year-old Hammad Syed passed away on Sunday night—less than a month after registering for a transplant. His death comes close on the heels of a failed heart transplant attempt on April 21 when a heart retrieved from a cadaveric donor couldn’t be transplanted into a 41-year-old patient due to technical reasons.

Mumbai hasn’t attempted a heart transplant in 47 years when a team from KEM Hospital, Parel, carried out two transplants with limited success barely six months after South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first heart transplant.

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