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Can Someone Serve In The Military With A Heart Transplant
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
If someone gets a heart transplant, is it true that they can develop the old heart-owner's characteristics?
No but:: Certain food allergies have been transferred from donor to recipient (e.g. Peanut allergy). This is thought to be due to cells responsible for the allergic reaction (mast cells) being transplanted as passenger cells along with the transplanted organ. But on the whole, no. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
End stage heart fail: End stage heart failure, intractable angina or ventricular arthythmias are the most common indications for heart transplant. Eligibility screening includes a thorough evaluation: medical (to rule out contraindications such as active cancer, bad diabetes, etc.), social (good support system, non user of tobacco, heavy alcohol or drugs) and financial (ability to pay for meds afterwards). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical: When there are proper indications of an absolutely failing heart on major medications, and perhaps with an lvad (left ventricular assist device )in place, a person will be considered and "listed". The surgery requires heart lung machine support of the recipient while their heart is removed and the donor heart is sewn in place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is it for someone to get a heart transplant?She is 26 years old and otherwise healthy other than diabetes.
Likely, however...: Given the chronic shortage of organs, transplant candidates have to be sorted out very carefully. For a 26 year old many efforts would be made to find a match. It would be up to a heart failure cardiologist to do a full evaluation and determine her eligibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can there be anything in specific that someone should eat after a heart transplant to aid in the recovery?
Healthy diet : A healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, lean meats and low fat diary products is best for overall cardiovascular health, including post heart transplant. One caveat is to wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly with plenty of soap and water as you are more susceptible to infections now due to your immunosuppressive medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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