Heart Transplant Surgery is the surgical procedure, which is performed to remove the diseased or damaged heart and then get replaced by the heart of the donor. The donation of the heart is usually done by the donor, for whose the brain is dead and lives on life support. It is important that this heart is matched with the heart of the patient, in terms of the type of the tissue, so that the chances of rejection of the heart by the patient’s body will be reduced

Need For the Surgery

Heart transplantation is needed for the candidates, who suffer from the following.

  • Candidates suffering from severe angina, which cannot be cured with medications and also from other kinds of surgeries
  • Candidates, who have experienced severe heart failure and the medicine and other kinds of surgeries could not cure the problem
  • Children, who have the heart defects right from the birth and the defects are could not be fixed with the other surgeries
However, Heart transplantation is not for the candidates, who suffer from the following.
  • Candidates, who are malnourished
  • Candidates, older than 55 years of age
  • The one, who got a severe stroke
  • A person with HIF infection
  • Candidate, suffering from cancer
  • For the patients, who have active hepatitis infections
  • Candidates, who have diabetes
  • Candidates, for whom the family support is not present
  • Candidates with pulmonary hypertension, which thicken the vessels of blood present in the lungs
  • ndidates with drug and alcohol abused and smoking


The procedure starts with the general anesthesia given to the patient. A small incision is made over the breastbone. The heart is initially, made stopped to work, by using certain solutions applied over it. Then the heart-lung bypass machine is connected to the heart. The purpose of this machine is to function as a heart and supply the oxygen and blood to the parts of the body, just like the heart. Then the diseased or damaged heart is then removed from the patient’s body and then a donor’s heart is replaced in its place. After the replacement of the heart, the heart-lung machine is then removed. The blood then starts flowing through the heart to the parts of the body. Heart Transplant Surgery in India has the highest success rates & hundreds of patients across the globe got their heart transplant surgery done in India at best heart transplant hospital in India.

There are certain cases, where the heart is not removed from its place and remained in its place and the new heart is placed above its place. This kind of transplantation is called a heterotopic transplant.

After the heart is replaced, special tubes are inserted in the chest, so that the fluid, blood, and air will be drained. These tubes are placed for several days. It helps the lungs to re-expand to a full extent.

  • Urgency – based on the critical condition of the patient
  • Diagnostic Tests – to assess the liver and overall status of the health of the patient.
  • Psychological and social evaluation – it includes assessing the stress, family support, financial condition, etc., which influence the final outcome of the transplantation.
  • Blood Tests – to assess the matching potential of the donor liver with the liver of the patient
  • You have to wear a gown after removing your cloths
  • It starts with IV or intravenous line on the hand. Heart and blood pressure monitoring catheter is inserted to the wrist and neck. Additional catheters may be inserted in subclavian areas.
  • You need to lye on the table.
  • Excessive hair is removed at the site of surgery
  • A catheter is arranged to drain urine
  • After sedation, a tube is inserted into the lungs to control breathing through a ventilator.
  • Aslant incision is done under the ribs.
  • The diseased liver is separated from the structure and surrounding organs to remove and the veins and arteries are clamped to control the flow of blood to the liver
  • The Donor liver is taken and connected to the blood vessels of the patient, and blood flow is established.
  • Bile ducts are connected
  • The drain may be needed to place in the site of incision to control swelling
  • Dressing is done


The risks associated with heart transplantation are the risks associated with the anesthesia, surgery, and transplant.The risks that may arise from the anesthesia are
  • Reactions found from the medicine
  • Breathing problems
  • Anti-rejection medicine may affect the liver, kidney or other organs
  • Blood clots
  • Rejection preventing drugs, causing the development of cancer
  • Problems with heart rhythm, heart attack or other coronary artery diseases
  • Rejection of the new heart
  • Wound infections
  • Increased diabetes, cholesterol levels and thinning of the bone from the medicine
The risks that may arise from any kind of surgery are
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing problems
  • Biliary Atresia – This condition occurs from either absence of the bile ducts or abnormal development of the same.
  • Acute Hepatic Necrosis – This condition is caused because the tissue in the liver dies.
  • Liver Cancers – Primary tumors in the liver, and not yet spread to the external parts of the liver.
  • Metabolic Disease – This is a condition, caused by the chemical activity, caused by the liver in the cells.
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis – Damage and destruction of the liver because of the chronic inflammation caused in the liver.


Heart Transplant Packages: $50000 – $55000
Hospital stay approximately 21 days

The above package cost is a tentative package, which includes initial investigations & specialists screening, stay in a room wherein the patient’s assistant or relative can also stay with the patient, doctor/surgeon fee, nursing care, medicines & consumables, airport pick-up & drop.

On receiving your medical reports, we will revert to you within 24 hours with the right estimate package after getting your medical reports examined by the best team of doctors at the best hospitals in India. We will also assist you in traveling part, which includes, airfare booking, medical visa invitation, airport pick-up and drop, hotel stay & visit for any sightseeing. With our 10 years of expertise in delivering highly caring International Patients Assistance Services, you can completely rely on us in every step of your recovery. Our all International Patient Assistance Services are FREE!!! as GlobalCare Health is an official associate of India’s Best Hospitals & Specialists.

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