Heart failure (HF) affects 23 million people worldwide, 5 million in the United States. Indian figures are 3-4 times more than that of USA, 33 per cent of them are predicted to die despite of maximum pharmacotherapy or suitable interventions every year. In India, the age of presentation is earlier, mortality is higher in relation to western populations.
Dilated Cardiomyopathy : If heart is dilated, it is called Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Its causes are:
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy : In this condition, heart muscle becomes thick and requires medical and surgical therapy.
Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Irregular heart beat can also cause weakness of heart muscle and failure. Sudden death is complication of cardiomyopathy, and it may be prevented by implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
Diseased heart is replaced with a healthy heart from deceased donor for end-stage heart failure. It is the ultimate cure for Severe Terminal Heart Failure.
Quality of life after heart transplant : Gives excellent quality of long-term normal life, longest survivor alive is 31 years, since transplant and proves its value. (Fiona Coote Transplant age 14 years fit and healthy 31 years after heart transplant).
Many Heart Transplant recipients are free of Immunosupression or on minimal doses and are earning their livelihood.
Heart Transplant Programme at Kokilaben Hospital was started in June 2016, headed by Dr Nandkishore Kapadia with experience of over 200 heart and lung transplants in France, USA and in India. It is now a leading heart transplant hospital in Mumbai and Western India and ranked in first 10 transplant programmes in India. Our centre has Advanced Heart Failure Unit to treat Heart Failure cases, and Heart Transplant Team consisting of 35 full-time consultants, Technicians and Nurses is working round-the-clock to deliver world-class results. Some of the heart transplant patients from our centre have gone back and joined office or business. In a short span of time our transplant programme is attracting heart failure patients from all over the world including North America, Europe and Russia besides many neighboring countries.