In the United States, nearly 4,000 people wait for heart transplants on a daily basis. However, only a fraction of those actually receive a heart. Donors must be matched by blood type, medical urgency, size of the donor heart, and may wait for months or even years for a suitable heart donor.
In the United States, heart transplant surgery can cost upwards of $150,000. While this seems daunting, medical travelers to foreign destinations enjoy massive savings. In Jordan, whose first heart transplant occurred in the late 1960s, medical travelers can save up to 25% on costs found in the U.S. Those traveling to India or Singapore may save up to 50% to 75% on costs.
Finding a Cardiac Surgeon
Cardiac surgeons must meet basic requirements and training for certification in various cardiac fields and techniques, as well as specialties. Cardiac surgeons typically complete a five-year general surgery residency, followed by two to three years of specialization in cardiothoracic surgeries. Various licensing boards that certify cardiac surgeons in many types of heart surgeries, including heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery , heart transplantation, and alternative to open heart surgery procedures as well as subspecialties.
The Jordan Hospital in Amman, Jordan is an example of the highly trained and experienced heart surgery hospital.
Another fine example of global heart care and
cardiac surgery may be found at the National Heart Centre in Singapore, Singapore.
Itís your heart. Donít limit your options. Consider medical travel to obtain the care you need, when you need it.
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