Heart Hospital

About the Show

About the Show

With exclusive access to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, this film explores how the demand for heart transplants is far outstripping the supply of viable donor organs. It follows everyday life in the unit, where decisions have to be made that can have a profound impact on patients' lives. The Heart Hospital explores what life is like for patients on the transplant list as they wait for a new heart, and gains close-up access to the operating theatre during transplant surgery. It also looks at potential longer-term solutions to a growing worldwide shortage of donor organs - including new technologies such as artificial hearts and hearts that are 'grown' in the laboratory.


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Posted by Karen1562Report
Thank you so much for this show.I am also waiting for a heart transplant and have found this first episode very enlightening.
Already I have decided I don't want to know there is a heart available until it is truely available and have made this decision because of Bills anguish. I know I would be the same.

I discovered my heart problem 2and1/2 years ago after having a heart attack. I was having an anaphalatic reaction to some food I had eaten and had an ulcer burst at the same time.My body went into cardiac arrest as it was not able to cope with all the events happening, and then it was discovered i had ischemic cardiomyopathy.

I was started on a drug protocol and introduced to the transplant team straight away. Because of the wonderful team I am a part of I am always kept informed of my progress and have a very good understanding of what is in front of me. and now with your show to add to my knowledge I feel quite confident of a great outcom.

I turn 50 this year and look forward to a long happy life.

Thank you for the peace this show has brought to me


Karen Fergusson