HEART & LUNG TRANSPLANT
This department serves patients with End Stage Heart and Lung Disease.
End stage heart disease is usually due to:
Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. (Due to coronary artery disease, after bypass surgery OR Angioplasty)
Advanced Valvular Heart disease.
In other words, all patients whose Left Ventricle (the lower left chamber of the heart) has become too weak to pump blood to the whole body, to maintain adequate circulation despite maximal medical treatment. The Left Ventricle may be weakened due to any of the above conditions.
End stage lung disease is usually due to:
Pulmonary Fibrosis or Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension or also called Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
End stage lung disease is when the patients requires to be on oxygen for all 24 hours, all seven days. All these patients are offered state-of-the-art Heart and Lung transplantations, inclusive of Minimally Invasive Lung transplantations. Minimally Invasive Lung Transplantation is through an incision which is 7.5 to 8 inches long in the front of the chest.
We have also facilities for Artificial Heart (Left Ventricular Assist devices) and Artificial Lung (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator: ECMO)
We have the latest, state of the art equipments like Macquet’s ECMO machine, General Electric’s Nitric Oxide delivery system, and all type of Bronchoscopes.
State of the art preservation solution for all organs inclusive Lung (PERFEDEX) and Heart (HTK/ UW Solution) preservations.
DLCO (Diffusion Lung Capacity for Carbon Monoxide), Peak Oxygen Consumption Evaluation Instruments (VO2 max) and Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center.