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Bumrungrad— Asia’s Pioneer of Cited Medical Excellence

Bumrungrad Hospital has helped make Thailand one of the world’s most trusted medical tourism destinations. In 2002, Bumrungrad became the first hospital in Asia to earn Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

Heart Transplantation

Heart transplantation or cardiac transplantation is a major surgical procedure that is performed on patients who have a severe case of coronary heart disease or those who are facing ending stage heart failure. In heart transplantation a working heart from a recently deceased or a brain dead donor is implanted into the patient.

The patient's heart may be removed (orthotopic) or in certain cases left in to support the new heart (heterotopic). Patients will be given immunosuppresants so that their systems do not reject the new heart. Post operation, patients may have to contend with organ rejection, infections and sepsis. Heart transplantation is usually the last resort for people who have exhausted all other avenues of treating a damaged heart.


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                    Featured Heart Transplantation Providers Abroad


                    Shonan Kamakura General Hospital

                    Kanagawa, Japan


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Japanese

                    Shonan Kamakura General Hospital was newly built and moved to Okamoto, Kamakura City on September 2010. It has two-and-a-half-times more floor space than the crowded former hospital, and is a base-iso...

                    Fundacion Cardioinfantil hospital

                    Bogota, Colombia


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Portuguese, Mandarin, French, Italian, German, Spanish

                    For more than 7 years, Fundacion Cardioinfantil International Center has offered comprehensive care to international patients and their families during their entire cycle of treatment.

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                    Parkside Hospital

                    London, United Kingdom


                    Languages: English

                    Parkside Hospital is an independent hospital located opposite Wimbledon Common, and is easily accessible from Central London and the Home Counties. The Hospital is able to offer most medical specialit...
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