Heart Transplant

A heart transplant is an operation in which failing heart is replaced with a healthier donor heart. Heart transplant is a treatment that is usually reserved for people whose condition hasn’t improved enough with medications. While a heart transplant is a major operation chance of survival is good with appropriate follow-up care. Heart transplants are performed when other treatments for heart problems haven’t worked leading to heart failure. Heart failure can caused by:

  • A weak heart muscles
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Congenital heart defect

Artificial Heart Application

An artificial heart is a prosthetic device that is inserted into the body replace the original biological heart. It is different than healthy heart as from a cardiac pump which is an external device used to provide the functions of both the heart and the lungs.

Artificial heart suitable for use of 17 months.

Heart failure patients whose heart performance has deteriorated and no longer respond well to other treatment methods artificial heart can be used. It also called the heart pump and pump blood to other parts of the body. Artificial heart can be applied in patients who are waiting for a heart transplant.

What is Heart Failure and What are its Symptoms?

The heart is a muscle that pumps blood to the body. In heart failure, the heart becomes too weak to work properly. This means that the heart cannot contract strongly enough or cannot get enough blood.

Heart failure is usually caused by damage to the heart muscle due to diseases such as cardiovascular disease, heart attack or high blood pressure. Other diseases that can cause heart failure include:

  • Heart valve and heart muscle diseases
  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Lung diseases

Symptoms of Heart Failure

Fluid increase occurs in the lungs and different parts of the body as a result of the heart’s inability to pump enough blood into the body. This causes various symptoms.

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness
  • Swelling
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Cough

Turkey has the most artificial heart transplant application and support systems in the world rated as 3rd.

In this ranking, the first two belong to the USA and Germany. Heart transplants, kidney and liver transplants are in higher rate in Turkey than heart transplant.

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