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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


                    Hospital Quiron Teknon

                    Barcelona, Spain


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Spanish

                    Hospital Quirón Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the Spanish private healthcare sector, thanks to the high quality of its medical staff and care services in a setting that combines ind...

                    Singapore General Hospital

                    Singapore, Singapore


                    Languages: English

                    With a history and tradition of medical excellence spanning two centuries, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is Singapore’s flagship hospital.

                    SGH operates as a restructured hospit...

                    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...

                    Star Medica Merida

                    Yucatan, Mexico


                    Languages: English, Spanish

                    The Hospital Certification is the process by which the General Health Council recognizes Medical attention establishments who participate voluntarily and accomplish more than 1,300 norms and official ...
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