Heart transplant (Cardiac transplant) is a surgical procedure to replace a dysfunctional heart with a healthy one. And though it is not a cure for heart disease, it is a life-saving treatment. It is advised only when there is end-stage heart failure and medical treatments are not helping. During the procedure, the patient’s heart is removed and replaced with the donor; occasionally, the diseased heart is left in place to support the donor’s heart.
Besides the risks of having open-heart surgery, which include bleeding, infection and blood clots, chances of a heart transplant include rejection of the donor’s heart, primary graft failure, infection and Medication side effects. However, if Heart transplant has been the last resort mentioned by your surgeon and medical team, you can check for the criteria and see if you’re eligible.
The cost of Heart Transplant in India ranges between USD 49,109 – USD 66,363. The hospital stay is of 14 days and 20 outside the hospital, and there can be a waiting period of 3 weeks to 3 months depending upon the availability of a well-matched donor.