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what is the average life expectancy for heart-transplant patients who are 3 year old children?

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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Average - teen years: Overall the survival rate of heart transplants in children is nearly 90 percent after one year and is approaching 70 percent after ten years. Survival of more than 20 years has been reported. A number of children require an additional transplant procedure, usually because of graft vasculopathy.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
70%: About 70% 5 year survival.
Answered on Apr 14, 2013

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