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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


                    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.

                    London Bridge Hospital

                    London, United Kingdom


                    Accreditation: ISO 9001

                    Languages: English

                    London Bridge Hospital has been delivering world-class private healthcare since 1986. With over one hundred en suite, air conditioned rooms, we aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and ar...

                    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...

                    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...

                    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...
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