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Heart Transplant Cost in India

Heart Transplant surgery is done to replace a damaged heart with a healthy, working heart - taken from an organ donor.

About Heart Transplant

Heart Transplant surgery is done to replace a damaged heart with a healthy, working heart that is taken from an ‘organ donor’ who has recently died. However, in very rare cases, the diseased heart is kept in its place to support the donated heart, instead of being removed. 

Heart transplant is used as a last resort when all the other cardiac treatments fail to improve the health of the patient. 

Top Hospital for Heart Transplant in India

Apollo Health City

Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills

Road No 72, Opp. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telengana, 500033, India

NABH

Bed 1000 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 400 to INR 1500

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BLK Super Speciality Hospital

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Building No-5, Pusa Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India

NABH NABL

Bed 650 Beds

Speciality Super Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 700 to INR 1500
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Medanta The Medicity

Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon

CH Bhaktawar Singh Road, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, India

NABH NABL JCI

Bed 1250 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 500 to INR 2000
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Fortis Hospital

Fortis Hospital, Anandapur

#730 Anandapur, E M Bypass Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700107, India

Bed 400 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 600 to INR 1300

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Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, G...

Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

NABH

Bed 1000 Beds

Speciality Super Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 600 to INR 3000

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Top Doctor for Heart Transplant in India

Dr. Vijay Dikshit

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Thoracic Surgery

Senior Consultant and Coordinator - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

4 Awards, 39 Years

Rupees 1000 Faq

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Dr. Rajendra Patil

MBBS, MS - CTVS, Fellowship

Consultant - Cardiothoracic Surgery

36 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

10% Off on Consultation + Rs 50 Paytm Cashback

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Dr. Naresh Trehan

MBBS, Diplomate - Surgery, Diplomate - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chairman and Managing Director - Heart Institute

8 Awards, 41 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

Registration FREE + 10% Off on Fee

Time grey

Dr. AGK Gokhale

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Consultant - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

1 Awards, 34 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Mahadev D Dixit

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - CVTS

Lead Consultant - Cardiac Surgery & Chief - Cardiac Sciences

3 Awards, 30 Years


More Information on Heart Transplant

Indication

  • When other cardiac treatments fail to improve the health of the patient, heart transplant is recommended. 
  • When it is suspected that without a transplant, the patient might die within a year
  • When the patient is suffering from CHF (end-stage congestive heart failure) or serious coronary artery disease
  • When abnormal heart beats/rhythms that cannot be cured by any other treatment
  • In case of Congenital Heart Disease - The patient is young child who is born with some serious heart defect
     

Pre-Procedure

The transplant team checks whether the patient is a suitable candidate for transplant. Most importantly, a suitable donor heart is searched for, and the donor’s heart is tested to check how suitable its condition is.

While the patient is waiting for a donor heart, if the medical treatment is not able to stabilize the vital organs of the patient then Ventricular Assist Device will be implanted

Within 4 to 5 hours of organ removal from the donor's body the heart has to be transplanted in the patient. 

Following tests are conducted prior the surgery 

  • Liver and kidney test.
  • Test to decide whether the patient’s body will accept the donated heart.
  • Cancer detection test

 

During-Procedure

Though the procedures vary depending upon the patient’s condition and the doctor’s practice, the following is the general overview:

  • The donor heart is to be transplanted within the short period of 4 to 5 hours after removing it from the donor’s body.
  • The patient is given general anesthesia and put into deep sleep. 
  • Through the breastbone, a cut will be made.
  • The blood is kept circulating with the help of a heart bypass machine.
  • The patient’s damaged heart is removed and the donor heart is stitched in the proper place.
  • The donor heart is then connected to blood vessels. 
  • The new heart starts beating normally.
  • The breastbone is rejoined and the skin on it is sewn back together.
  • Tubes are inserted for draining air, blood and fluid from around the heart, and for the full re-expansion of the lungs.
     

Post-Procedure

  • The patient will be kept under constant monitoring in hospital for 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • The patient has to regularly visit hospital for rehabilitation and check-ups; is closely monitored for heart rejection.
  • The patient is taught how to take care after being discharged.
  • Immunosuppressant medication is given to prevent rejection.
  • There will be frequent biopsies of heart to check if the heart is accepted by the body

Risk and Complication

Heart transplant is a major surgery and has considerable risks and complications.

The foremost risk is, the patient body rejects donor heart. Immunosuppresants will work to ensure that the patient's immune system does not attack the heart.

Other risks associated with heart transplant are

  • Thickening of coronary arteries and blood clots that might cause heart attack, lung problems or stroke
  • Wound infections
  • Kidney failure due to immunosuppresants
  • Breathing problems
  • Cancer (in most cases lip and skin) due to immunosuppresants

More Info

Cost: 
On an average, heart transplant costs between 13 to 18 lakhs INR.
 

Top Hospital for Heart Transplant in India

Apollo Health City

Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills

Road No 72, Opp. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telengana, 500033, India

NABH

Bed 1000 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 400 to INR 1500

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BLK Super Speciality Hospital

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Building No-5, Pusa Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India

NABH NABL

Bed 650 Beds

Speciality Super Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 700 to INR 1500
Get 25% Off on Online Payment

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Medanta The Medicity

Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon

CH Bhaktawar Singh Road, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, India

NABH NABL JCI

Bed 1250 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 500 to INR 2000
Registration FREE + 10% Off on Fee

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Fortis Hospital

Fortis Hospital, Anandapur

#730 Anandapur, E M Bypass Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700107, India

Bed 400 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 600 to INR 1300

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Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, G...

Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

NABH

Bed 1000 Beds

Speciality Super Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 600 to INR 3000

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Jaslok Hospital

Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai

15 - Dr. Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400026, India

NABH

Bed 350 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 1100 to INR 5000

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita...

Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India

NABL

Bed 700 Beds

Speciality Super Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 400 to INR 3000
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Olive Hospital

Olive Hospital, Hyderabad

12-2-718/3,4,5, Nanalnagar 'X' Road, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500028, India

NABH NABL JCI

Bed 200 Beds

Speciality Super Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 350 to INR 600

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Global Hospitals

Global Hospitals, LB Nagar

Sagar Road, LB Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500035, India

NABH HALAL CERTIFICATION

Bed 300 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 450 to INR 1000

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Citizens Hospital

Citizens Hospital, Hyderabad

House No 1-100/1/Cch, Nallagandla, Serilingampally, Lingampally, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500019, India

Bed 250 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 300 to INR 700

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Top Doctor for Heart Transplant in India

Dr. Vijay Dikshit

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Thoracic Surgery

Senior Consultant and Coordinator - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

4 Awards, 39 Years

Rupees 1000 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Rajendra Patil

MBBS, MS - CTVS, Fellowship

Consultant - Cardiothoracic Surgery

36 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

10% Off on Consultation + Rs 50 Paytm Cashback

Time grey

Dr. Naresh Trehan

MBBS, Diplomate - Surgery, Diplomate - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chairman and Managing Director - Heart Institute

8 Awards, 41 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

Registration FREE + 10% Off on Fee

Time grey

Dr. AGK Gokhale

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Consultant - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

1 Awards, 34 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Mahadev D Dixit

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - CVTS

Lead Consultant - Cardiac Surgery & Chief - Cardiac Sciences

3 Awards, 30 Years


Dr. Mohammed Ali

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Consultant - Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

17 Years

Rupees 700 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Suresh Joshi

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Director - Paediatric and Congenital Heart Centre

2 Awards, 34 Years

Rupees 2500 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Sandeep Attawar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardiovascular Surgery

Director & Chair - Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Organ Transplantation & MCS

22 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Kshitij Dubey

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery

Senior Consultant - Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery

14 Years

Rupees 500 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Avery Mathew

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Senior Consultant - Cardiac Surgery

25 Years

Rupees 500 Faq

Time grey