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Asia is Enhancing Looks and Outlooks

Asia performed over 4 million cosmetic surgery procedures in 2011. The continent leads the world in this growing industry, an industry that people are turning to for better self-esteem and youthful looks.

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


                    Yanhee International Hospital

                    Bangkok, Thailand


                    Accreditation: JCI, HA

                    Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Arabic, Korean, Thai, Mandarin

                    Yanhee International Hospital is dedicated to provide the highest quality of service and excellent patient care in a cost-effective manner.
                    We are one of the largest hospitals in Asia with the ...

                    Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of TCM

                    Shanghai, China


                    Languages: English, Chinese

                    Founded in July 1960, Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the four oldest TCM clinical centers in China. Over 50 years, Longhua hospital has been dedicated t...

                    Aretaeio Hospital

                    Nicosia, Cyprus


                    Languages: English, Greek

                    The ARETAEIO hospital is located on Andreas Avraamides Street in Dasoupoli, Nicosia, and is within easy access of all areas in Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca. A private hospital, opened in 2006 by 42 s...

                    Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH

                    Berlin, Germany


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, German

                    The Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH, a non-profit, limited liability organization, was established as a clinical centre in 1994 from the former Chemnitz municipal hospitals. With its 1,735 beds it is one of t...
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