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What are the chances for an 8-year-old who needs a heart transplant to get a donated heart?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 28 years experience
Pretty good: Between 1999 and 2006, 1874 children (age <18) were listed as status 1a (most critical need for heart transplant). Of those, 17% died, 63% received transplants, and 8% recovered and 12% remained listed as of 2006. Circulation. 2009; 119: 717-727.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Good: The children's networks are pretty good.

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