Department of Heart Transplant

Congenital Heart Defects

Heart transplantation is a life-saving procedure performed on patients with severe heart failure whose hearts can no longer pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. The procedure involves replacing a diseased or failing heart with a healthy heart from a deceased donor. Patients undergo thorough evaluations and assessments to determine their eligibility for transplantation, and our team provides personalized care throughout the transplant journey, from pre-transplant evaluation to post-transplant follow-up.

Patients with advanced heart failure may experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling in the legs and abdomen, and difficulty performing daily activities. Diagnostic tests such as echocardiograms, cardiac catheterization, MRI scans, and blood tests help our team evaluate the severity of heart failure and assess the need for heart transplantation. Patient history, physical exams, and other specialized tests are also crucial in the diagnostic process.

Heart transplantation is considered when other treatments for heart failure, such as medications, lifestyle changes, and device therapies, are no longer effective. The transplant procedure involves meticulous surgical techniques to remove the diseased heart and implant the donor heart. After transplantation, patients require lifelong immunosuppressive medications to prevent rejection of the new heart. Our team provides comprehensive pre-transplant education, surgical expertise, post-operative care, and long-term management to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.

The Department of Heart Transplant at Gleneagles Hospital, Parel, Mumbai is dedicated to providing advanced and comprehensive care to patients with end-stage heart failure. Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, transplant coordinators, nurses, and support staff who work collaboratively to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. We are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and adhere to international standards in heart transplant procedures and post-transplant care.

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The Department of Heart Transplant at Gleneagles Hospital, Parel, Mumbai is committed to providing compassionate, expert care to patients with advanced heart failure, offering hope and a new lease on life through heart transplantation. Our team is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of patient care, from evaluation and surgery to recovery and long-term management.


  • Who is eligible for a heart transplant?

    Patients with end-stage heart failure who have exhausted other treatment options may be candidates for heart transplantation. Eligibility criteria include age, overall health, absence of certain medical conditions, and psychosocial factors.

  • How long is the waiting time for a heart transplant?

    The waiting time for a heart transplant depends on factors such as blood type, body size, severity of illness, and availability of donor hearts. Patients are prioritized based on medical urgency.

  • What are the risks and complications of heart transplantation?

    Risks and complications may include rejection of the donor heart, infection, side effects of immunosuppressive medications, post-operative complications, and long-term complications such as coronary artery disease.

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