This video shows what it’s like to undergo a heart transplant surgery. I’ve checked several sources on the internet and all indicate that survival rates of heart transplant patients are close to 90%. The three year survival rate is however down to 75%, and 10 year to 56%.
As for the cost of a heart transplant – according to a March 2012 article in Forbes, the average initial cost of a heart transplant is $997,700 – just shy of a million dollars. That includes preliminary testing, the cost of a transplant heart, the surgery itself and post-operative recovery costs.
As for the duration – a heart transplant operation usually takes about 6 to 8 hours. There is some indication of the time passed in the video too.
I think the surgery in this video was performed in Brazil – although I don’t speak Portuguese, I’ve seen enough videos from Brazil to recognize the accent: