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A 44-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Thoracic Surgery 32 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.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Need an evaluation: You need to be evaluated and approved by a heart transplant center. Ask your cardiologist to refer you to a local center if you were told you have severe heart failure.

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What are the Pro's And Con's of getting a heart transplant?

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
Heart transplant: If indicated then a HUGE pro Is that the recipient gets to live! A con is the matter of regular compliance with detailed and meticulous follow up for the rest of your life
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I get a heart transplant?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How probable is it that a person can die when they get a heart transplant?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: Immediate:low 6 months 10-15% 5years 20-%30.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can I do about getting put on a heart transplant list if I have no insurance?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Apply for disability: If you need transplant then your heart function is very weak which will make you eligible, i think, for some sort of medical disability like medicaid.

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