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

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Dr. Robert Cameron
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Hard: It is never "easy" to have any surgery and a heart transplant is certainly never easy.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 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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