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Save Your Heart and Your Bank Account

Heart surgery can break the bank. An American heart bypass procedure can cost a patient over $144,000. Patients are finding medical tourism a more sensible option, with an Indian heart bypass procedure only costing around $5,200.

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


                    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...

                    Phuket International Hospital

                    Phuket, Thailand


                    Accreditation: JCI, HA

                    Languages: Thai, English, Japanese, German, Swedish, Danish

                    As one of the leading private hospital within the region, Phuket International Hospital offers a comprehensive range of medical and hospital services, specifically orientated to the needs of the Thai ...

                    Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital

                    Brussels, Belgium


                    Languages: English, French, Dutch

                    Inaugurated in 1986, Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital is the only Belgian university hospital entirely reserved for children's medicine : all is conceived for them and for their parents. F...

                    Pantai Hospital Klang

                    Klang, Malaysia


                    Languages: English

                    Pantai Hospital Klang has been well known for the past 30 years as a quality and affordable healthcare services provider to the Klang community. The centre was first established in January 1981 by 9 s...

                    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 ...
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