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Brazil Gets Credit For Helping Start Medical Tourism

Brazil originally opened up medical options for patients outside of the US! In 1999, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein was the first outside of the US to be accredited by JCI.

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


                    Assuta Hospital

                    Tel Aviv, Israel


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic

                    Assuta is Israel’s largest and leading private medical services center, comprising eleven clinics and hospitals across Israel and providing innovative surgeries and diagnostic procedures in all ...

                    Monza Hospital

                    Bucharest, Romania


                    Accreditation: ISO 9001

                    Languages: English, Romanian

                    Monza Hospital is a highly specialized medical facility, a private hospital that has an agreement with Bucharest Health Insurance House (CASMB) and offers complete medical services.

                    It ...

                    Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh

                    Melaka, Malaysia


                    Languages: English

                    Established in 1986, Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh has provided unwavering healthcare commitment to the Melaka comminuty for over two decades. Since moving to its present premises in Ayer Keroh in August...

                    DRK Kliniken Berlin - Westend

                    Berlin, Germany


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, German

                    The DRK Kliniken Berlin - Westend are a fine example of modern architecture embracing a 110 year old historical and traditional institution, with an outstanding national and international reputation f...

                    Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin

                    Hua Hin, Thailand


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Thai

                    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, the parent organization of Bangkok Hospital, operates a total of nineteen hospitals throughout Thailand and Cambodia. It has long been our goal to bring the excellent c...
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