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Heart Transplant

Overview

Depatment of Heart Transplant, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai

A heart transplant, or a cardiac transplant, is a surgical transplant procedure performed on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease when other medical or surgical treatments have failed. The patient's own heart is either removed and replaced with the donor's heart or, much less commonly, the recipient's diseased heart is left in place to support the donor's heart.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospital heart transplants in India, located in Chennai with the Department of best heart transplant doctors, specialists, and surgeons who are well experienced and have performed several heart transplants in the past years. The doctors are trained from great institutions and their dedication and innovative techniques have always brought unfailing results.

The cardiac units and operation theatres are well equipped and care has been taken to make it patient-centric. It has been made keeping in mind the comfort of our patients and to provide them with the best care and service possible.

A list of procedures is mentioned below to perform the heart transplantation.

  • Orthotopic procedure
  • Heterotopic procedure
  • Living organ transplant
  • Non-beating heart transplant

Why choose Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai for Heart Transplantation?

We have one of the best heart transplant doctors in India, located in Chennai with many years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. The heart transplant specialists are well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to victims.

Why Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

  • Excellent Doctors

Our doctors are highly knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and will be there for you when you need them the most. Our goal is measured by the number of people in whom we restore the hope of a healthy tomorrow.

  • State-of-the-art Infrastructure

Streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, specialized and interdisciplinary care, and unparalleled simplicity of meeting every patient's health needs. We are committed to your well-being.

  • Cutting-edge Technology

Providing global access to advanced healthcare. We embrace high precision technologies for giving you a world-class healthcare experience. Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to personalized care.

Diagonosis of Heart conditions

What is the different technological advancement in heart transplant?

  • LVAD

A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is employed for patients with end-stage heart failure. The device is surgically implanted into the patient. It is powered by a battery and uses a mechanical pump to help improve the pumping of the blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body.

  • RVAD

A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is employed for patients with end-stage heart failure. The device is surgically implanted into the patient. It is powered by a battery and uses a mechanical pump to help improve the pumping of the blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body.

  • BiVAD

A bi-ventricular assist device (BiVAD) is an implantable device deployed for patients with heart failure in both chambers of the heart. This device is a battery-powered one and combines the functions of both the LVAD and RVAD to help restore normal blood flow in the body & to lungs.

Treatment of Heart Failure

The heart is the strongest muscle in the body. In a day it beats about 100, 000 times, and in a lifetime of about 70 years, the heart beats about 2.5 billion times! Quite hard work!

The word heart failure sounds scary conveying us that the heart has failed and is no longer in work. It is not so; it means that the heart is not pumping enough blood as it normally should. Your entire body function depends on the circulation of blood that delivers oxygen and nutrients to various tissues.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals is one of the best hospital heart transplants in India, located in Chennai with the Department of best heart transplant doctors, specialists, and surgeons who are well experienced and have performed several heart transplants in the past years. The doctors are trained from great institutions and their dedication and innovative techniques have always brought unfailing results.

Treatment for Heart Failure

Heart failure needs lifelong management. Treatment for heart failure depends on the severity of your condition. Three types of treatment are done for heart failure – treatment by a doctor, treatment by medication and surgical treatment.

Combinations of medicine will be given depending on your heart attack symptoms. Few medications that your physician might prescribe are

  • ACE-inhibitors, which are used to dilate blood vessels and improve the flow of blood.
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockage works similarly to ACE-inhibitors and is prescribed in people who can’t tolerate ACE-inhibitors.
  • Digoxin increases heart muscle strength.
  • Beta-blockers slow your heartbeat and reduce blood pressure.
  • Diuretics make you urinate frequently and prevent fluid accumulation.
  • Aldosterone antagonists help in removing scarring heart tissues makes the heart work better & increases your lifespan.

In some severe cases, where medications do not prove effective, doctors may proceed for surgical treatments like:

Coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery to remove the blockage in arteries implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may be placed under the skin to check heart rhythm.

  • Biventricular pacing for effective pumping
  • Left ventricular assist devices or LVADs for proper heart pump
  • Heart valve replacement surgery
  • Complete heart transplantation

Your doctor will examine you regularly to check your everyday improvement. Your frequent visits will help to determine how well you are responding to the treatment and will decide on whether to continue the present treatment or to make some changes in your treatment.

Conditions that may lead to heart failure

  • Coronary artery disease

When cholesterol and fatty deposits build up in the heart’s arteries, less blood can reach the heart muscle. This buildup is known as atherosclerosis. The result may be chest pain (angina) or, if blood flow becomes obstructed, a heart attack. Coronary artery disease can also contribute to having high blood pressure, which may lead to heart failure over time.

  • High blood pressure

Uncontrolled HBP is a major risk factor for developing heart failure. When the pressure in the blood vessels is too high, the heart must pump harder than normal to keep the blood circulating. This takes a toll on the heart, and over time the chambers get larger and weaker.

  • Abnormal heart valves

Heart valve problems can result from disease, infection or a defect present at birth. When the valves don’t open or close completely during each heartbeat, the heart muscle has to pump harder to keep the blood moving. If the workload becomes too great, heart failure results.

Best Heart transplant Surgeons, and Specialists in Chennai

The Heart Transplant Program at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai brings together some of the best and most experienced heart transplant surgeons in India, located in Chennai. They have the expertise and specialized skills, dealing with end-stage heart failure. A thorough investigation is the first step of effective cardiac care and heart transplant procedure. This helps ascertain the possibility of a successful heart transplant and if the patient is physically and mentally fit to undergo the rigors of a heart transplant surgery. Following the tests and analysis, the heart transplant team will help the patient and caregivers understand the process of heart transplant surgery. The team includes – cardiologists, intensivists, anesthetist, heart transplant surgeons, heart transplant co-coordinators, nurses, care managers, physiotherapist, dietitians, and other clinicians will work together to manage your care at every stage. The process involves waiting and preparation period, the transplant surgery and post-transplant rehabilitation. Our team remains dedicated and committed to bringing you a full and productive life post-heart transplantation.

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