What is the Heart Transplant Process Like?

The heart transplant process typically begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine eligibility. Once a patient is deemed suitable, they are placed on a waiting list for a donor heart. When a compatible donor becomes available, the transplant surgery is performed, which involves removing the recipient’s diseased heart and replacing it with the healthy donor heart. After the surgery, patients require lifelong medication to prevent rejection and regular follow-up care to monitor their heart function and overall health.