Heart transplant is surgery that removes a diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy heart from a deceased donor to improve your quality of life and increase your lifespan. Heart transplant is a treatment that’s usually reserved for people who have tried medications or other surgeries, but their conditions haven’t sufficiently improved. While a heart transplant is a major operation, your chance of survival is good, with appropriate follow-up care.
Heart transplants are performed due to following conditions-
A weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), Coronary artery disease, Heart valve disease, A heart problem you’re born with (congenital heart defect), Dangerous recurring abnormal heart rhythms (ventricular arrhythmias) not controlled by other treatments, Amyloidosis, Failure of a previous heart transplant.