A 37-year-old member asked:
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what are the chances of surviving a heart transplant? what are the odds?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Transplant: read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_transplantation For an individual there are many variables
Answered on Sep 4, 2018

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Pretty good. : Survival after heart transplant is about 90 percent at one year and 50 percent at 10 years.
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Dr. Peter Varga
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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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