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How big of a risk is it for a heart transplant patient to get a tongue piercing?

How big of a risk is it for a heart transplant patient to get a tongue piercing?

Why?: Any individual getting foreign bodies injected, attached, implanted, etc. Is at risk for getting infections, abscesses, etc. Someone who is taking immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection is at even greater risk. So why do it? ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Can brugadasydrom patients get a heart transplant?

Can brugadasydrom  patients get a heart transplant?

.? What?.: The syndrome as written is not familiar. But heart transplant is indicated for incorrect able heart failure of multiple originations. Lvads = left ventricular assist device may be used as temporary or destination therapy depending on the specific patient situation. ...Read more

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If a patient smokes, will this hurt their chances for a heart transplant?

If a patient smokes, will this hurt their chances for a heart transplant?

Yes: A heart transplant isn't an easy procedure, and doesn't end with the surgery. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to live with a donor heart. There are anti-rejection drugs, risk of infections, and other complications of treatment. If someone isn't willing to give up smoking, there isn't much hope he will be able to modify his life to accommodate the other necessary modifications. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy in a heart transplant patient be?

Data: 1 year : 88.0% (males), 86.2% (females) 3 years: 79.3% (males), 77.2% (females) 5 years: 73.2% (males), 69.0% (females). ...Read more

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What is the lifespan of a heart transplant patient?

What is the lifespan of a heart transplant patient?

Heart transplant sta: National Heart Transplant Statistics: The national 6 month heart transplant survival rate increased from 86.1% in 1999 to 91.6% in 2009 The national 1 year heart transplant survival rate increased from 81.5% in 1991 to 88.6% in 2008 The national 5 year heart transplant survival rate increased from 66.2% in 1993 to 73.1% in 2004 The national 10 year heart transplant survival rate increased from 45.7% in 1991 to 53% in 1999 ...Read more

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What could be reason that patients are with weak hearts are in the first place unsuitable as are candidates are for a heart transplant?

What could be reason that patients are with weak hearts are in the first place unsuitable as are candidates are for a heart transplant?

Heart transplant: Many factors figure into suitability for heart transplant. The first is the heart has to be bad enough that transplant is the best therapeutic choice. The patient has then to fulfill a variety of criteria including physical and psychological characteristics. Look at: http://www.Mytransplantlife.Com/. ...Read more

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How does a patient stay alive during a heart transplant? My dad needs one.

Heart transplant: If your dad gets a heart, he'll be on the heart lung machine while the new hea, rt is implanted. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for heart transplant patients?

What is the average life expectancy for heart transplant patients?

Improves every yr: With improved technology and medicines the survival rates for the post transplant patient continues to improve . The typical patient has a 85 to 90% survival for the first yr depending on the center. A 10 yr survival is 50 to 60% typically. ...Read more

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How can doctors keep patients alive when doing a heart transplant?

How can doctors keep patients alive when doing a heart transplant?

Heart lung bypass: During a heart transplant operation the person receiving the transplant is kept alive by the use of the heart lung bypass machine (cardiopulmonay bypass). ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...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