Heart Transplant is one of the major surgeries which involves removal of the patient's diseased or unhealthy heart and then its replacement with the healthy heart of a deceased donor. Fortis brings together a multidisciplinary and distinguished team of heart transplant specialists which comprises of skilled cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, critical care Intensivists, Interventional Radiologists and well trained technical and nursing staff along with some other related healthcare professionals. The transplant department endeavors to render outstanding patient care, education programs and conducting advanced research. The surgeons use innovative and highly advanced technologies to treat the patients successfully with diseases like heart failure which can occur due to various reasons such as Coronary artery disease, congenital heart defect, cardiomyopathy, Heart valve disease, etc or any other complex heart associated problems requiring a transplant.
The team focuses on delivering a comprehensive care and treatment approach to the patients by focusing on truly exemplary results and hence ensuring complete patient satisfaction. There are various steps involved in heart transplant and the team makes sure to understand each aspect of the patient's condition properly through a Pre-Transplant work-up. In Pre-Transplant work-up, the fitness of the patient is properly evaluated by conducting various tests such as blood tests, viral markers, biochemistry analysis, radiology evaluation, tumor markers, CT-Scans, Angiogram, ECHO test and endoscopy. This is followed by a complete evaluation of the patient by specialists like cardiologist, gastroenterologist, hepatologist, pulmonologist, dentist, Anesthetist, physiotherapist, Psychiatrist and dietitian. Then once the heart transplant process is complete, the team ensures a proper post-operative quality care of the patient by keeping the patient under continuous monitoring until complete recovery. The department also makes sure to deliver the medications to the patient on time and provides every possible support required for a speedy recovery.