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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 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.
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Why?: You don't just get a transplant. If you have severe heart failure you need treatment for that with medicines. You need to be under the care of specialized cardiologist for a long time. Transplant is the last resort if you reach a stage you can't survive in spite of all the efforts to control your hf at rest.

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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 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.
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 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
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 37 years experience
Hard: It is never "easy" to have any surgery and a heart transplant is certainly never easy.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can they do heart transplant?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Too broad: Your question is too broad to answer meaningfully. Do you have a specific concern?
A 18-year-old male asked:

What are the risks of getting a heart transplant?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Lots: Talk with the transplant team. Biggest concern is organ rejection.

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