Heart transplantation as a second chance to live

April 6th, 2015

FindYourStampsValue.com got to know that Polish Post has released a special stamp dedicated to a theme "Transplantation". The issue aims to support people with serious diseases. By releasing this stamp Polish Post stresses on the fact that these people have the chance to live with the help of transplantation. The item was released and put into circulation on the 20th of March.

A heart transplant removes a damaged or diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy one. The healthy heart comes from a donor who has died. It is the last resort for people with heart failure when all other treatments have failed. The heart failure might have been caused by coronary heart disease, damaged heart valves or heart muscles, congenital heart defects, or viral infections of the heart.

Although heart transplant surgery is a life-saving measure, it has many risks. Careful monitoring, treatment, and regular medical care can prevent or help manage some of these risks. After the surgery, most heart transplant patients can return to their normal levels of activity.

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