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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


                    Bangkok Hospital Phuket

                    Phuket, Thailand


                    Accreditation: JCI, HA

                    Languages: Bulgarian, Arabic, Cantonese, English, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Mandarin, Panjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew, Thai

                    Bangkok Hospital Phuket, located in southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean on Phuket Island near Patong beach, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Phuket.

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                    Asian Hospital and Medical Center

                    Muntinlupa, Philippines


                    Languages: English, Tagalog

                    Asian Hospital and Medical Center is the first major private hospital with tertiary care facilities in the Southern Luzon corridor of Metropolitan Manila. Officially inaugurated and opened to the publ...

                    Acibadem Kadikoy Hospital

                    Istanbul, Turkey


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Turkish

                    Acıbadem Kadıköy Hospital, the first hospital of Acıbadem Healthcare Group, opened for service in 1991. In order to meet the rising patient demand, the hospital was renovated in 1998 and 2008. Wi...

                    Hospital Clinica Biblica

                    San Jose, Costa Rica


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Spanish

                    Hospital Clinica Biblica is the largest and most comprehensive private hospital in Costa Rica. Established in 1929, the hospital´s mission and vision focus on the health of each one of its clien...

                    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...
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