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Heart Transplant in India

Heart transplant, also known as cardiac transplant, is a surgical transplant procedure performed on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease. The donor for heart transplant is someone who is either brain dead or on a ventilation. After removing the healthy heart from such a patient it is dipped in a solution before the Transplant takes place. During this procedure, a mechanical pump circulates blood through the body while the surgeon removes the diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy heart from a recently deceased donor.

What is the Heart Transplant procedure in India?

  • A heart transplant operation usually takes between four and six hours:
  • At the start of the procedure patient be given a general anesthesia
  • The surgeon will make a cut in your breastbone to get access to patient heart. The patient will be connected to a heart-lung bypass machine which makes the blood circulate around your body
  • The surgeon will then work on transplanting your new heart
  • When this is finished, they will start patient heart beating again. When patient heart begins to take over pumping and patient condition is stable, the heart-lung machine will be turned off
  • The surgeon will then close Patient breastbone with wire, which will stay there for the rest of patients life

After the operation patient will be moved to the intensive care unit. Most patient wake the following day. Patient will be sedated and breathe with the help of a ventilator machine until patient are able to breathe for yourself

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Why the Procedure is Performed

A heart transplant may be done to treat:

  • Severe heart damage after a heart attack
  • Severe heart failure, when medicines, other treatments, and surgery no longer help
  • Severe heart defects that were present at birth and can’t be fixed with surgery
  • Life-threatening abnormal heartbeats or rhythms that do not respond to other treatments

Heart transplant surgery may not be used in people who:

  • Are malnourished
  • Are older than age 65 to 70
  • Have had a severe stroke or dementia
  • Have had cancer less than 2 years ago
  • Have HIV infection
  • Have infections, such as hepatitis, that are active
  • Have insulin-dependent diabetes and other organs, such as the kidneys, that aren’t working correctly
  • Have kidney, lung, nerve, or liver disease
  • Have no family support and do not follow their treatment
  • Have other diseases that affect the blood vessels of the neck and leg
  • Have pulmonary hypertension (thickening of blood vessels in the lung)
  • Smoke or abuse alcohol or drugs, or have other lifestyle habits that may damage the new heart
  • Are not reliable enough to take their medicines, or if the person is not able to keep up with the many hospital and medical office visits and tests

With the latest development of surgical methods and techniques available in India .heart Transplant in India is considered to be the best and cost effective. The hospitals in India are renowned for cost-effective Cardio surgeries having specialized surgeons. The Doctors also specializes in treating other heart ailments like cardiac arrests and heart attacks where cardiac care and therapies are also done to assist the patients.

A heart transplant, or a cardiac transplant, is a surgical transplant procedure performed on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease. The donor for heart Transplant is someone who is either brain dead or on ventilation. After removing the healthy heart from such a patient it is dipped in a solution before the Transplant takes place.During a heart transplant, a mechanical pump circulates blood through the body while the surgeon removes the diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy heart from a recently deceased donor.

The surgeon connects the donor heart to the major blood vessels and hooks the heart up to wires that temporarily control the heartbeat. The procedure takes several hours.

To prevent the body from rejecting the donor heart, your surgeon will give you powerful drugs.

Heart Transplant procedure

A heart transplant operation usually takes between four and six hours:
1. At the start of the procedure patient  be given a general anaesthetic.
2. The surgeon will make a cut in your breastbone to get access to patient heart. The patient  will be connected to a heart-lung bypass machine which makes the blood circulate around your body.
3. The surgeon will then work on transplanting your new heart.
4. When this is finished, they will start patient heart beating again. When patient heart begins to take over pumping and patient  condition is stable, the heart-lung machine will be turned off.
5. The surgeon will then close Patient breastbone with wire, which will stay there for the rest of patients life.
After the operation patient  will be moved to the intensive care unit. Most patient wake the following day. Patient will be sedated and breathe with the help of a ventilator machine until patient are able to breathe for yourself.

Post heart transplant

Most patients leave hospital within about four weeks of the operation, but depending on the condition, patients may need to stay in hospital for longer.
In the first few months after the surgery patient will need to spend a lot of time visiting the hospital – patient might even need to stay near the transplant centre..

Although patient  will be weak after the operation, recovery can be very quick. It is important to build up patients  level of activity gradually and patient should avoid activities involving lifting and pushing until his breastbone is fully healed, which can take up to three or four months.

Once patient feels fit and able, patient can start doing things like light vacuuming or light gardening.

Once patient is  recovered from surgery He/she should be able to return to a wide range of activities including driving, holidays and physical activity – some patient are even able to go back to work.

patient will need to take a number of medicines, including immunosuppressants, for the rest of the life.  Without them patients body would rapidly recognise the new heart as ‘foreign’ and try to reject it.  This type of medicine can have side-effects which your doctor will discuss with Patient.

Success rate of heart transplant.

Alphine Life solutions experience and association with best hospitals having latest technology and best surgeons.for heart transplant have achieved 90% which is the best success rate of heart transplant with our patients.

Cost Of heart transplant

India today is most favoured medical tourism destination for heart transplant because of the availability of latest technology and best surgeons. This makes cost of heart transplant in India Most affordable.