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A heart transplant is a surgical procedure where a patient’s ineffective heart is replaced by a donor's heart. It is considered the definitive treatment for advanced heart failure that does not respond satisfactorily to conventional treatments.
In Catalonia, approximately 60 transplants are carried out each year in patients over 18 years of age, and about six in patients under 18.
Before deciding that a patient can receive a heart transplant, the following steps are followed to try to allow the patient to keep their own heart:
A complete medical history and physical exam are performed.