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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


                    Apollonion Private Hospital

                    Nicosia, Cyprus


                    Languages: English, Greek

                    The Apollonion Private Hospital is an ultra-modern Hospital purposely built to offer the best and most complete medical care to its patients.

                    The daily contact of many doctors of variou...

                    Hospital OCA

                    Nuevo Leon, Mexico


                    Accreditation: ISO 9001

                    Languages: English, Spanish

                    OCA Hospital offers timely and professional medical care with cutting edge technology in an atmosphere of warmth and teamwork, creating a safe and comfortable environment to become more and more effic...

                    Mitera Hospital

                    Athens, Greece


                    Accreditation: ISO 9001

                    Languages: English, Greek

                    The birth of a child is a unique and priceless experience.

                    Preparing for, and most importantly, taking care of a new life poses a major challenge for Medical Science.

                    MIT...

                    VITA Curitiba Hospital

                    Paraná, Brazil


                    Languages: English, Portuguese

                    The VITA Curitibais considered one of the sets of higher quality hospital in the country and most importantly the state of Paraná, characterized by high-complexity care.

                    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 ...
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