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Numerous Thai Hospitals Have Earned Prestigious JCI Accreditation

And the first to meet Joint Commission International standards in the whole of Asia was Bangkok’s celebrated Bumrungrad International Hospital, meaning it was the first Asian facility to pass muster in over 350 international standards on their rigorous checklist.

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


                    Mount Elizabeth Hospital

                    Singapore, Singapore


                    Languages: English

                    345-bed Mount Elizabeth Hospital performs the largest number of cardiac surgeries and neurosurgeries in the private sector in the region. The hospital is accredited with the Joint Commission Internati...

                    Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz

                    Sao Paulo, Brazil


                    Accreditation: JCI, Temos

                    Languages: English, Portuguese

                    With over a century of existence, the Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital was founded in 1897 and holds a position as one of the most recognized healthcare institutions in Brazil.

                    A group of G...

                    Al Zahra Hospital

                    Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Arabic

                    Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has been designed and developed to provide premium medical care and comfort with modern equipment and a team of professional doctors. Al Zahra Private Hospital Dubai (AZHD) is ...

                    Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre

                    Georgetown, Malaysia


                    Languages: English

                    Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre established in 1975, is a 273 bedded private hospital. It is located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, about 30 minutes from the Penang International Airport and 20 m...

                    Krankenhaus Waldfriede

                    Berlin, Germany


                    Languages: English, German

                    Krankenhaus Waldfriede is a confessional, acute care hospital with 170 beds. It is an academic teaching hospital of the Charité and European training center for operating techniques in proctolo...
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