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How probable is it that a person can die when they get a heart transplant?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: Immediate:low 6 months 10-15% 5years 20-%30.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
20%die within 2yrs: 80% 2 year survival and 70% 5 year survival on average.

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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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