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What are the chances of dying during heart transplant

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
It depends: It depends on how sick the patient is, how good the transplant program/ surgeon is. The national average for one year survival stands at 89%, so 11% o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Unlikely.: Unlikely but possible. It depends on both donor and recipient factors. Although very unlikely, a poorly selected donor heart may cause severe and acut ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Varga
40 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Minimal: Very low. Different surgeons will quote different percentages, generally there is a better than 99% chance of surviving the operation.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Transplant: If someone is sick enough to need a heart transplant, then the mortality is 100% without transplant. The surgery itself carries about 3-10 %ortality w ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Donor and rejection: Given a suitable recipient, finding a compatible donor is the primary barrier. Technically, a heart transplant is not a difficult procedure. Prevent ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Somewhat: The removal includes atria and ventricles and leaves some atrial, aortic, pulmonary artery to match and sew to the new donor heart.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Transplant: read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_transplantation For an individual there are many variables
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pretty good. : Survival after heart transplant is about 90 percent at one year and 50 percent at 10 years.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Yes: Smoking accelerates vascular disease.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Pretty good: Between 1999 and 2006, 1874 children (age <18) were listed as status 1a (most critical need for heart transplant). Of those, 17% died, 63% received tr ... Read More
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