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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

Current as ofAugust 14, 2016

Current as of: August 14, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine