Department of heart transplants
Department of heart transplant cardiac function in heart hospitals with Sheba in October 1992 and is the most active and successful in Israel from among the acting in that direction. To date, there produced more than 200 heart transplants.
The achieved results in the department of heart transplant comply with international standards, as in the next, and in the late postoperative period. Among patients who underwent a heart transplant, 60% live more than 11 years, which is one of the highest rates in the world.
On the way to transplant (Ventricular Assist Device)
Patients who need heart transplants, are often found in very bad condition, so that the immediate danger is constantly threatened their lives. At the same time, not always at the disposal of a body of doctors to transplant.
In the heart transplant unit at Sheba Hospital in Israel for the first time began to be used for maintenance of patients with devices and equipment that can replace the work of the cardiac ventricles and to provide a temporary solution to the problem.
Such a device called "artificial heart", is an electronic device implanted into the patient and allowing him to return to normal life before the time of transplantation of the heart. To date, more than 40 patients have successfully used similar devices