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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: Many children who had heart transplants are entering their second decade of life. Especially those who were infants during their initial transplant. ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Improves every yr: With improved technology and medicines the survival rates for the post transplant patient continues to improve . The typical patient has a 85 to 90% s ... Read More
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
Good: Average survival is 12-13 years, getting better every year with better immunosuppressive medications. Some people have lived past 20 years.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Average - teen years: Overall the survival rate of heart transplants in children is nearly 90 percent after one year and is approaching 70 percent after ten years. Surviva ... Read More
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
70%: About 70% 5 year survival.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Data: 1 year : 88.0% (males), 86.2% (females) 3 years: 79.3% (males), 77.2% (females) 5 years: 73.2% (males), 69.0% (females).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Cooper
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Transplant wait: The wait is variable depending on your acuity (how sick you are), blood type, body size, your position on the waiting list, and to some extent, where ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
23 years experience Cardiology
Difficult to say: But you might live longer!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Unlikely: As you have described your mother it is unlikely she could tolerate the rigors of a heart transplant. Each institution has guidelines for appropriate ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Get transplant eval.: Most transplant programs have multidisciplinary teams which include heart failure/transplant cardiology, surgeon, coordinator, and social worker which ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends...: If this the first cardiac surgery perhaps 4 hours. If previous surgery, lvad, etc. It can take hours longer.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Yes: If he needs one due to severe heart failure he will be considered.

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