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What is the latest technology of heart transplants

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Immunosuppression: Heart transplant surgery is actually relatively straightforward. The key to survival is the post-operative care, especially immunosuppression to make ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
Assist Devices: The transplant operation hasn't changed recently but there arent enough donors for all the patients with severe heart failure. So the latest technolog ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not much: Better drugs for management. The donor shortage and the surgical techniques are old news!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Risky: The surgery is not dangerous. The immunosupression is what poses the most risks. The heart can be rejected or vessels occlude which will also compromi ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
It's complicated: It's hard to answer this in a short way, but, once a heart is harvested (removed from a donor who is certified brain dead or similar), is is then prep ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart transplant: The surgical procedure hasn't changed much. The medical treatment to prevent rejection has improved significantly with new drugs developed.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Vary carefully: Organs are generally transported by specialized medical personnel under cooled conditions. Quick delivery is essential to limit necrosis (cell death) ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes & No: Hearts from pigs used to be transplanted into some patients years ago but not much anymore. There is too much risk from rejection, the need for a lot ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Not very: Due to shortage of organs and donors, the majority of eligible patients expire prior to transplant.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Well ...: There was not much in the way of therapeutic drugs or surgery at that time for end stage heart failure. Even today, compassionate palliative care is a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart transplant: Heart transplantation started in the latter half of the 20th century. If that is your question. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/heart_transplantat ... Read More

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