What is heart transplant ?
Heart transplant, also known as cardiac transplant is a surgical process undertaken by expert super specialist cardiac surgeon to replace a diseased heart suffering from end stage heart failure or coronary artery disease with a healthy donor heart. 1st heart transplant was done as a experiment in 1967 and since then many developments and advancements have taken place. Now heart transplant is a procedure done by many hospitals across the world and in India.
Who is considered good candidate for heart transplant ?
- Healthy individuals who are suffering from end stage heart failure.
- All the other therapies have been tried and are not responding now.
- Patient wont survive without heart transplant.
- Patient is in good health condition and other organs are healthy.
Who is the donor candidate for heart transplant ?
Donors for the cardiac transplant are people who recently died because of accident or any other reason but their body is kept alive by machines. Usually donors give consent before dyeing, however their family should also give consent for the same.
Risks associated with heart transplant ?
- Infection and rejection
- High blood pressure
- Kidney damage
- Coronary artery diseases
Best hospitals for heart transplant in India
- Narayana, Bangalore
- BGS Gleneagles global, Bangalore
- Yashoda hospital, Hyderabad
- Fortis, Delhi
- Max Hospital, Delhi
- Wockhardt, Mumbai
Cost of heart transplant in India
Cost of heart transplant in India is approximately $ 50,000 USD.
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