Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
open heart vs heart transplantation
Is heart transplantation the same as open heart or heart transplantation is just one kind of open heart surgeries?
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Open-heart surgery is any heart surgery in which the chest is opened up and the heart is exposed.  Procedures like coronary artery bypass and valve replacement can be done in open-heart surgery.  

Heart transplantation could, I guess, be referred to as open-heart surgery, because it does involve opening the chest and exposing the heart, but I think heart transplanation is usually just called heart transplantation.   When people talk about open-heart surgery, they usually are referring to some type of procedure short of heart transplantation.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
61536 tn?1340701763
A heart transplant involves a patient receiving a donor heart.  There are various surgeries, in addition to transplantation, which require opening of the chest - as skydnsr previously noted.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland