With over 27 years of experience in heart surgeries, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute provides one of the best heart transplant facilities in India. A heart transplant is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged heart of a person from the body and replace it with a healthy heart from a deceased donor. It is performed on patients with end stage heart failure when all other medical treatments have failed.
Our Cardiologists and Cardiac surgeons trained in heart failure, work as a multidisciplinary team with staff in many areas to provide you with comprehensive care. Depending on your condition, your treatment may include :
- Heart rhythm specialist (Electrophysiologist)
- Exercise physiologist
- Sleep disorder specialist
- Mechanical support device specialist
- Transplant doctors and surgeons
- Infectious disease specialist
Our "Centre of Advanced Heart Failure" is one stop shop for all the needs of patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The patients are closely monitored for optimization of medical treatment in dedicated Heart Failure Clinic. They are also evaluated and helped by cardiac rehabilitation specialists.
Our Electrophysiology Program is well equipped to provide all specialized treatments to heart failure patients namely- CRT-P, CRT-D, VT ablation and AF ablation.
The Centre has dedicated Cardiothoracic CCUs with 1:1 nursing ratio, round the clock.
A Non-invasive Cardiac Laboratory for procedures including stress echoes, dobutamine stress echoes, vascular dopplers, trans-oesophageal echoes, intra-operative TEE.
In most cases, heart failure progresses relentlessly, so much so that the condition becomes refractory to all available medical treatments. That is when the patient is advised cardiac transplant.
Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen.The most common conditions that can lead to heart failure are coronary artery disease with previous heart attack, high blood pressure and cardiomyopathies.
Heart Transplant procedure includes taking a functioning heart from a deceased organ donor and implant it into the patient. The patient's own heart is either removed or replaced with the donor heart or, in some less common cases, left in place to support the donor heart.During the surgery, the patient is placed on a heart-lung machine that allows the body to receive vital oxygen and nutrients from the blood when the patient's heart is being operated on.
Risks associated with Heart Transplants:
- Rejection – When the immune system recognises the transplanted heart as foreign and attacks it.
- Graft Failure – If the new donor heart fails and isn't able to function.
- Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy – When walls of the coronary arteries in the new heart become thick, hard, and less stretchy.
- Medication side effects
Resting on our several milestones and taking pride in our awards and accreditations, Fortis Escorts relives its commitment to expertise in Cardiac Care. Fortis Escorts Heart Institute delivers unprecedented heart care by reputed doctors, super sub- specialists and specialty nurses, all committed to integrating their exceptional medical expertise and innovation to offer best- in- class treatment.