pediatric heart transplant

Pediatric Heart Transplant

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Pediatric Heart Transplant

Paediatric heart transplant is a well-accepted treatment option for children with end-stage heart failure in developed countries. India is still in the nascent stage of pediatric heart transplants. However, there has been significant progress in the recent past.

Conditions in children that necessitates transplant


Cardiomyopathy

Poor heart function because of problems with the heart muscle or poor heart function developed over a period of time after heart surgery.

Congenital
Heart Disease

Complex congenital heart disease where surgery is either impossible or too risky.

Lung Damage from Congenital
Heart Disease

Congenital heart diseases where the surgery was not done at the appropriate time, and hence lungs have been damaged due to high pressure.

Do we have the expertise?

Paediatric heart transplant needs a dedicated team with good experience in operating children with congenital heart diseases. Some of the diseases may be so complex that it may need major re-routing in the new heart. Fortunately, we have heart surgeons who are capable of doing this. Some heart conditions need cardiac CT/MRI to understand the complexity clearly prior to the transplant.

Do we have the expertise?

Paediatric heart transplant needs a dedicated team with good experience in operating children with congenital heart diseases. Some of the diseases may be so complex that it may need major re-routing in the new heart. Fortunately, we have heart surgeons who are capable of doing this. Some heart conditions need cardiac CT/MRI to understand the complexity clearly prior to the transplant.

How is the care team structured?

We have a dedicated team that includes a senior paediatric cardiologist, a senior intensives, and a transplant surgeon with more than 20 years experience in doing paediatric cardiac surgeries. As an organization have all the infrastructural and clinical competencies to be India's pre-eminent paediatric heart transplant Program. We have a track record showing good success in heart transplants, and look forward to giving a new lease of life to many more families.

How is the care team structured?

We have a dedicated team that includes a senior paediatric cardiologist, a senior intensives, and a transplant surgeon with more than 20 years experience in doing paediatric cardiac surgeries. As an organization have all the infrastructural and clinical competencies to be India's pre-eminent paediatric heart transplant Program. We have a track record showing good success in heart transplants, and look forward to giving a new lease of life to many more families.

Will they be on medications after the transplant?

Yes, they will be on life long medications. When a new heart is transplanted into the body, the immune system(which protectsour body from attack by foreign things, such as germs) recognizes that the new heart is different from the rest of the body, and fights it. So one has to take immunosuppressant medications to prevent rejection of the heart. With this medication the chances of rejection are minimal.

Will they be on medications after the transplant?

Yes, they will be on life long medications. When a new heart is transplanted into the body, the immune system(which protectsour body from attack by foreign things, such as germs) recognizes that the new heart is different from the rest of the body, and fights it. So one has to take immunosuppressant medications to prevent rejection of the heart. With this medication the chances of rejection are minimal.