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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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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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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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 would the life expectancy in a heart transplant patient be?

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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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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How much more difficult is it for doctors to perform a heart transplant if the patient has sinus inversus?

How much more difficult is it for doctors to perform a heart transplant if the patient has sinus inversus?

SITUS Inversus?: Situs inversus is a condition where the body's organs are backwards (heart on right, liver on left, etc). I'm not a cardiothoracic surgeon but i'm sure that this condition will make a heart transplant substantially more difficult. I did a quick search, and i can tell you that it has been performed, but it would be best to seek out a top notch transplant program. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it unusual for heart transplant patients to have seizures for transplant?

Possible: Not unheard of, but seizures can be caused by many things including prior brain function and certain medications. The list is long, and it is not necessarily related to the heart transplant. ...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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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