Heart Transplantation in India
Apollo Hospitals performed the first heart transplantation in 1995. This patient went on to survive for 14 years (the longest Indian transplant survivor) until 2009 when he succumbed to an unrelated cause.
In 2004, a multidisciplinary approach to End Stage Heart Failure was envisaged. With a team comprising of some of the best heart transplant Doctors and Surgeons, a formal Heart Transplant Programme was commenced in Apollo Hospitals. Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has successfully performed several Heart transplants, Lung transplants, Heart and Double Lung transplants and Heart Lung and Kidney transplantations and is regarded as the best heart transplant surgery hospital in India.
UPDATED ON 05/04/2021