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Life expectancy for heart lung transplant?

Life expectancy for heart  lung transplant?

Varies with time: The most recent data on patient survival after a heart-lung combined transplant is that about 80% at 1 year, 50% at 5 years, and 25% at 10 years are alive after the transplants. ...Read more

Dr. Evan Altman
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Transplant (Definition)

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


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What heart conditions require a heart transplant?

What  heart conditions require a heart transplant?

Usually Failure: The condition most commonly leading to heart transplantation is congestive heart failure. In the us, the most common cause of congestive heart failure is of course, coronary artery disease. However, other causes of cardiomyopathy (weakness of the muscle of the heart) such as viral or post-partum cardiomyopathy, etc. Can lead to it as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster Dr. Foster
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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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Who needs heart and lung transplants?

Who needs heart and lung transplants?

Heart/Lung Fail: Those who meet the criteria for heart and lung transplants. Cardiopulmonary failure, cardiac or pulmonary failure. ...Read more

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Does dilated cardiomyopathy = heart transplant?

Does dilated cardiomyopathy = heart transplant?

No: Depending on the cause, medical treatment with beta blockers, an ace inhibitor or acecreceptor blocker can reverse the process. However, some patients are beyon medical therapy and need a transplant. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily, and alert your doctor if your weight increases
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Take your medications as they are prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Are heart transplants dangerous?

Risky: The surgery is not dangerous. The immunosupression is what poses the most risks. The heart can be rejected or vessels occlude which will also compromise heart function. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for lung transplant recipients?

What is the survival rate for lung transplant recipients?

Declines over time: It is 80-90% at 1 year and at 5 years about 50-60 % are still functioning. At 10 years 20-25%. Depends on the circumstances of the recipients co-morbidity and the original disease. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?

What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?

Way too complex: This question is way to complex for a short text Q&A. Individual patient information is needed to really discuss risks and benefits. This discussion needs to be with a live cardiologist and/or cardiac surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for renal failure & heart failure?

What is the survival rate for renal failure & heart failure?

Survival rates: More than half of those who develop CHF die within 5 years of diagnosis. Heart failure contributes to approximately 287, 000 u.S, deaths a year. Adjusted rates of all-cause mortality are 6.3–8.2 times greater for dialysis patients than for individuals in the general population. The answer to your question is difficult to give, as you did not give the age of the patient or any other information. ...Read more

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What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

May be: From fear from the fact of possible body rejection to the kidney as well as from the meds taken to reduce immune system reactions.. ...Read more

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Where is cardiac rehabilitation done?

Where is cardiac rehabilitation done?

Cardiac rehab: Usually at a dedicated facility. Commonly associated with hospital, heart group, or rehab center.Check yellow pages or call your physician for specify referrals. ...Read more

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Double lung trabsplant kidney and lung failure is it terminal?

Unknown: It sounds like you a reporting lung failure after a double-lung transplant? Lung failure (or respiratory failure as commonly known in the field) can have many causes, some reversible, some not. Check with your doctor about what is causing the lung failure and if the cause is reversible or not. ...Read more

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What is longevity rate after lung transplant?

What is longevity rate after lung transplant?

Survival: Average ( median) survival after lung transplant is about 5.5 years. Various factors affect survival including single vs. Double lung transplant, age, and diagnosis (reason for transplant). There is also less likelihood of survival if the recipient is on ventilator, hospitalized or dialysis dependent prior to transplant. ...Read more

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Congestive heart failure, kidney failure and staph?

Congestive heart failure, kidney failure and staph?

CHF, kidney, staph: Patients with a staph infection can have an endocarditis, which affects the heart valves. Once it is on a valve, septic emboli can be sent to other places, the brain, retina, bone or kidney. Those emboli to the kidney can cause renal failure. A damaged heart valve can also cause chf. I would imagine the person you are talking about is in the hospital, perhaps you should speak to her doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

What to do if heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

Be careful: Unfortunately, the medicines that keep the transplanted heart working have significant side effects, like renal failure. Your dosages and levels need to be monitored very carefully by your medical team. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do stem cells cure congestive heart failure?

Do stem cells cure congestive heart failure?

Maybe: There are several promising studies using stem cells for a variety of conditions. New, high tech treatments get a lot of coverage on the news, but we are still probably years away from seeing this in the cardiologists’ office. ...Read more

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How risky is a heart lung transplant?

How risky is a heart lung transplant?

Heart lung transplan: Better way to think about this: what is the risk to a person ill enough to need transplant without the transplant? The answer is usually 100% chance of death with doing nothing. There is always some risk of the operation but clearly less than 100% and lower surgical risk in centers that perform this operation more frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more