A 43-year-old member asked:
what kind of likelihood is there of dying during a heart transplant?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Howard Rubin answered
46 years experience Cardiology
Transplant: If someone is sick enough to need a heart transplant, then the mortality is 100% without transplant. The surgery itself carries about 3-10 %ortality which is better than not having the transplant.
Answered on Mar 13, 2014
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Dying during the surgery is very unlikely. Risk of death comes after the surgery usually from blood clots that causes stroke , lung and kidney failure . Bleeding can also be life threathening but often can be controlled.
Answered on Sep 19, 2013
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