Heart & Lung Transplantation

Heart & Lung Transplantation

Progressive heart failure and decompensation of the lung can lead to incapacitation of the patients to carry on their daily activities. Major advances have occurred in the field of management of congestive heart and lung failure. However, mortality and morbidity in these subsets of patients remain high despite optimal medical management. Heart & Lung transplantation is an option for these patients who have end stage heart/lung failure.

The organ transplantation process in India is controlled and regulated by the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation, which authorises and co-ordinates organ donation and transplantation. At GGHC, heart & lung transplant team works in tandem with NOTTO to have evolved one of the largest and best transplant centres in the country.

Heart Transplantation

Heart transplantation is a procedure used to treat cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle) due to various causes e.g: Coronary artery disease. When the control of the symtems and general condition of the patient deterioriates due to end stage heart failure despite optimal medical treatment, heart transplantation is given as a option to eligible patients. During heart transplantation, the diseased heart is replaced with a matched donor (brain dead patient).

Lung Transplantation

A lung transplant surgery is an option in the case of terminal lung condition commonly caused by different diseases such as idiopathic interstitial lung fibrosis,cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). GGHC transplant team has a large experience in lung transplantation in the country.

Combined Heart & Lung Transplantion

Heart and lung transplants is an option with patients with a combination of both end stage cardiac disease and severe lung disease. This is reserved for patients in whom other medical management options have failed.

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