Heart transplant

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Heart transplant

Diseased heart showing where blood vessels were detached and transplanted heart showing where blood vessels were attached

For a heart transplant, the diseased heart is removed and replaced with the donated heart. During the surgery, a mechanical pump moves blood through the body.

Current as of: July 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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