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How long after having a heart attack can you get a heart transplant?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
It depends on: Severity of illness and urgency for classification and for organ availability. Unos policy and transplant coordination; united network for organ sharing ia=on life support like lvad ib= on inotrope in hospital dobutamine, primacor ii=accepted for transplant  this may help: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/heart-transplantation-beyond-the-basics?Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=h2#h2.

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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 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.

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