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why are the aorta and pulmonary arteries not replaced in a heart transplant?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Transplant: the surgery for heart transplant is much simpler by not replacing the great vessels

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Curious as to why are the aorta and pulmonary arteries cannot easily be replaced in a heart transplant?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Transplant: We connect the roots of the aorta and pulmonary arteries as part of the operation. The branching parts of these arteries are far to extensive to be involved in the surgical process.

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Last updated Dec 22, 2014

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