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A 21-year-old member asked:

How easily is it to get a heart transplant in the us?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Cameron
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Hard: It is never "easy" to have any surgery and a heart transplant is certainly never easy.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 47 years experience
Not enough organs: At the end of 2011 in the us there were about 3, 100 patients on the wait list for a heart; and in 2011 2, 322 patients received a heart transplant.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I can get a heart transplant?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Thoracic Surgery 33 years experience
Get transplant eval.: Most transplant programs have multidisciplinary teams which include heart failure/transplant cardiology, surgeon, coordinator, and social worker which together evaluate each case for candidacy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I get a heart transplant?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
By your cardiologist: Heart transplantation is a last resort measure -- so you have to have had an extensive evaluation by your cardiologist and he will determine whether you are qualified to be on the list for a heart transplantation.

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