Heart transplant

Alternative Names

Cardiac transplant; Transplant – heart

Definition of Heart transplant

Heart transplantation is surgery to remove a damaged or diseased heart and replace it with a healthy donor heart.


James Lee, MD, Department of Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/12/2009

Heart, section through the middle
Heart, front view
Normal anatomy of the heart

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