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Heart transplant
Date :

Sun 06 September 2020

 

  • Heart transplantation sumptuary and equipment support is one of the Heyat Omana Arzi or HOA (Board of Trustees for Patients Treatments with currency saving) operational programs in order to provide prerequisites for treating patients domestically as one of the supreme goals mentioned in HOA law of formation
  • The most common conditions that require a heart transplant include the following:
  • Severe heart damage after a heart attack
  • Severe heart failure
  • Severe congenital heart defects that cannot be corrected with surgery.
  • A life-threatening heart rhythm or disorder that cannot be corrected by other
  • The first successful heart transplant in Iran was performed in 1993 by Dr. Mohammad Hossein Mandegar et al. in the cardiac surgery department of Dr. Ali Shariati Hospital in Tehran.
  • At present, in addition to the above-mentioned center, heart transplantation is performed at Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, Shahid Rajaei Cardiovascular Medical and research center in Tehran, Hazrat Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex in Tehran, Shahid Chamran Heart Educational, Medical and Research Center in Isfahan, Hazrat Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad, Namazi Hospital in shiraz and Baqiyatollah al-Azam Hospital in Tehran.
  • The most important factor limiting the number of heart transplant operations in the country is the limit on the number of organ donors.
  • During the last eleven years (2009-2019), the Board of Trustees has supported 975 cases of heart transplantation.
  • The number of heart surgeries performed in the whole country during the last 11 years is as follows:

Table 1: Number of heart transplants assisted by the Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2019

Year

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

The number of transplants

38

66

76

66

78

72

98

118

132

112

110

Percent increase

-123%

73%

15%

-15%

18%

-8%

36%

20%

11%

-17%

-1.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chart number one: Heart transplant statistics assisted by the Board of Trustees between 2009 and the end of 2019

 

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