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Need for a Heart Transplant

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Need for a Heart Transplant

A heart transplant is a last resort measure, and carried out when the defects of a patient's heart are beyond surgical repair or any partial replacement of the valve etc. Doctors seek a heart transplant when an individual can no longer remain healthy without removal of the diseased heart and replaced with a transplanted heart from another brain dead person. In most end-stage cardiac diseases, a pulmonary or lung failure is also seen and thereby a dual organ replacement becomes a necessity.

A heart transplant is a last resort measure, and carried out when the defects of a patient's heart are beyond surgical repair or any partial replacement of the valve etc. Doctors seek a heart transplant when an individual can no longer remain healthy without removal of the diseased heart and replaced with a transplanted heart from another brain dead person. In most end-stage cardiac diseases, a pulmonary or lung failure is also seen and thereby a dual organ replacement becomes a necessity.

  • heart attack (also called myocardial infarction, or MI)
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • leakage or blockage of the heart valves
  • congenital (present at birth) heart conditions
  • cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
  • pulmonary hypertension (elevated blood pressure within the lungs' blood vessels)
  • alcoholism or drug abuse
  • viral infection
  • pregnancy complications
  • diabetes & kidney failure

A patient will be required to undergo a thorough assessment & investigation stage to be determined fit for a transplant. In addition to the need to undergo a transplant, a patient must be physically & mentally fit to undergo a complex surgery and be able to recuperate from it.