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Heart transplant

A heart transplant is nothing but the procedure in which a healthier heart replaces a failing heart which is incapable of carrying out its functionality correctly. 

The treatment is only carried out if and only if the patient’s heart cannot be recovered through any medication or treatments. While the overall procedure is a huge deal and a significant operation, through adequate care and effort in making the heart accept the host, there is a higher chance of survival with proper care.

Why is it carried out?

As stated earlier, the heart is unable to recover under any treatment plan or medication. Such that it leads to heart failure. Others reasons include.

  • Cardiomyopathy or weakening of heart muscle.
  • Heart valve disease.
  • Congenital heart defect or born with a heart problem.
  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Previously done heart transplant surgery.
  • Ventricular arrhythmias or uncontrollable abnormal beating of the heart.