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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


                    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...

                    Hospital Vila da Serra

                    Minas Gerais, Brazil


                    Languages: English, Portuguese

                    Hospital Vila da Serra offers the most wanted high complexity medical procedures for you and your family. THE SPECIALTIES are among the best known performed in modern medicine. 

                    Ou...

                    UZ Leuven (Campus Gasthuisberg)

                    Flemish Brabant, Belgium


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, French

                    UZ Leuven is able to offer its patients high-quality care. As a result, our hospital has been able to develop into a leading reference centre. In the future, UZ Leuven intends to consolidate and furth...

                    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 ...

                    Bangmod Hospital

                    Bangkok, Thailand


                    Accreditation: ISO 9001, HA

                    Languages: English, Thai

                    Bangmod Hospital has been established as the first hospital on RAMA 2 Road area (Thonburi-Paktor) and it has been developed and improved on operation system continuely until now in order to serve the ...
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