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what are the main difficulties during a heart transplant?

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Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Recovery: This is an excellent operation . It is a long wait before you get one. The recovery is similar to any other major heart operation. But there are always problems related to anti rejection drugs. Rejection and infection are serious complications after any transplant early. Late after transplant cancer is the third complication.
Answered on Jan 28, 2013

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