Heart transplant

Diseased heart showing where blood vessels were detached and transplanted heart showing where blood vessels were attached

For a heart transplant, the diseased heart is removed and replaced with the donated heart. During the surgery, a mechanical pump moves blood through the body.

Current as of: July 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Heart transplant