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About "Heart Transplant"
The surgical procedure done to replace a diseased heart with a healthier donor heart is called a heart transplant or heart transplantation. It is done after all other medical and surgical treatment has failed in improving the heart condition. Indications for this surgery are:
Some of the possible complications after a heart transplant are bleeding, infection, stroke, death, pulmonary embolism, rejection of the donor's heart, etc.
- Coronary heart disease.
- Heart valve problems.
- Congenital heart defects.
- Abnormal heart rhythms.