When you need a new heart

Once a heart can no longer work on its own, or with the help of medications or other types of surgery, it has to be replaced with a healthy heart from a donor. — 123rf.com

A heart transplant is a surgical procedure in which your heart – which usually has failed to a degree that it cannot manage to fulfil its function on its own, or with the help of medication and other types of heart surgery – is replaced with a healthy donor’s heart.

It is considered a major surgery, and cardiac surgeons who have specially trained in this operation will carry it out.

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