Heart Disease Community
open heart vs heart transplantation
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

open heart vs heart transplantation

Is heart transplantation the same as open heart or heart transplantation is just one kind of open heart surgeries?
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
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.  
Blank
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.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1423126466
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Theresadawn commented on 7 Tips to Breathe Bet...
1 hr ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
njm465 commented on Abdominal Aortic Aneu...
20 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Omega 6 - Omega 3
22 hrs ago by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1423126466
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL