Yashoda Hospital Centre of Heart Disease provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treat patients with advanced heart problems, including heart failure. Our heart failure and transplant unit are committed to enhancing heart function and the patient's quality of life.
We at Yashoda Hospital perform the most complicated heart surgeries using the most advanced latest technology to ensure higher precision and accuracy with higher success rates and better results.
Our team of professionals consists of remarkably distinguished Advanced Heart Failure/ Transplant Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Interventional Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, Cardiovascular Imaging Specialists, and Cardiovascular Surgeons concentrating on treating the patient using a patient-centric approach.
We aim to improve the patient's condition by stabilizing the functioning of their heart and treating them using ICD, conducting Cardiac Resynchronization Therapies, and performing Heart Transplants with precision.
What Is Heart Failure And Heart Transplant?
Heart Failure: It is a condition that arises due to the heart's inability to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. It doesn't mean that the heart has stopped working; it merely means that the heart might be weak and is not working effectively.
Heart Transplant: It is a surgical method that addresses stimulating patients suffering from end-stage heart disease or heart failure. It involves removing the infected heart from the patient's body and supplanting it with a robust heart from a departed donor
It is a very highly skilled procedure done at selected centers and requires a high degree of specialization. To make the transplant, doctors have to make sure that the patient is healthy enough to undergo the transplant. This is done by performing specific tests and screenings. The procedure can be performed on both adults and paediatric patients.
What Are The Various Indicators Of Heart Failure And Transplant?
A heart transplant is a procedure that is performed when other treatments for heart problems have failed to work. The heart failure can cause due to various conditions such as:
Are You A Candidate For a Heart Transplant?
A heart transplant is suggested, particularly in case of end-stage heart disease or failure, which cannot be dealt with by any other means.
Transplantation is right for you if your condition is valid for the below mention statements:
If your answer to any of the above questions is "no," then heart transplant is not for you. Also, a candidate is not eligible for a heart transplant if he/she is suffering from other problem such as
What Are The Diagnosis Tests Required For Heart Transplant?
The doctors may conduct several tests like:
A heart failure cardiologist or a surgeon will ask the patient to undergo these tests. However, the tests, as mentioned above, are performed before the surgery.
What Is The Procedure For Heart Transplant?
Heart Transplant Preoperative Details
Before going ahead with the surgery, the specialists have to ensure that the patient is fit for the procedure. This is done by performing a series of tests, screenings, and including right heart catheterization. The patient might be prescribed certain medications, a week, or two before the surgery to avoid any infection during or after the surgery.
Before moving to the operation theatre, a patient will receive general anesthesia and sleep through the heart transplant procedure.
Heart Transplant Operative Details
Heart transplantation is the procedure that subsists of three processes.
For a heart transplant procedure, a patient requires a donor's heart replaced with the patient's defective heart. A donor is usually an unfortunate person who has suffered irreversible brain injury/ brain death.
The doctors' team keeps the donor's organ working with the help of medications and other "life support" that may include a respirator or other devices. The team removes the donated organs and keep them alive using ice and individual solutions until they can be implanted. For heart, the transplant must take place within six hours of its removal.
Depending on the patient's medical condition, the process of the replacement of the damaged heart can be very simple or complicated (especially when a patient has had previous heart surgery). The doctor makes an incision in the middle of the chest and removes the patient heart. During the surgery, the patient is on a heart-lung bypass machine, which aids in keeping the oxygen-rich blood circulating in the patient's body.
The operation involves the final step of replacing the patient's heart with the donor's heart. After transplantation, the doctor connects the donor's heart to the main arteries and veins of the patient. This operation involves the creation of only five lines of stitches or "anastomoses."
Heart Transplant Post-Operative Details
Heart transplant operation is very safe and comes with very rare to no complications. Most patients are discharged about one week after the surgery. However, there is a requirement of taking some medication for life long.
What Are The Precautions One Must Take After Heart Transplant?
Are There Any Complications Involved?
Like any other medical procedures heart transplant is also accompanied by certain complications, the most common of which are:
Signs of organ rejection include:
This is the reason why patients undergoing heart transplants are required to take anti-rejection medicines throughout their life.
The other factors involved are:
A patient must seek the immediate help of the doctor if the complications do not improve.