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Heart Transplantation

What is Heart Transplantation?

•The recipients are of end-stage heart diseases who no longer respond to medical treatment or are not suitable for conventional surgery.
•ABO blood group & body size compatibility of the donor and recipient are required.
•The first successful heart transplant in Hong Kong was performed at the Grantham Hospital in 1992



The criteria for Heart Donor

•Deceased heart donor:

•brain death donor aged below 60
•meet the general criteria for organ donation
•no history of heart disease
•normal heart function
•heart donor of hepatitis carrier will be considered if there is a desperately heart transplant waiting patient