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What to do if a transplanted heart has no nerve supply, how does the cardiac output of a transplanted heart increase and adapt to physiological changes?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Hormonal +/- nervous: The transplanted heart responds to hormonal changes. There is also some evidence that the transplanted heart may have some sympathetic re-innervation and possibly conduction of signals from the old sinus node to the new heart.

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