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A 44-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Thoracic Surgery 33 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.
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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 47 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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A member asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 40 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?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 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.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Cameron
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Hard: It is never "easy" to have any surgery and a heart transplant is certainly never easy.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 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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A 31-year-old member asked:

If you get a heart transplant, do your emotions and feels change?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 years experience
No and yes: The transplant is a huge pyschological ordeal. And this would affect anyone. But your emotions are from your brain and not your heart.
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