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What Are The Chances Of Dying During 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
Unlikely.: Unlikely but possible. It depends on both donor and recipient factors. Although very unlikely, a poorly selected donor heart may cause severe and acute failure and death. Acute failure of the donor heart may also occur due to an acute rejection by the recipient. This can lead to death as well. An unforeseen surgical complication may also lead to death during the transplant. These events are rare. ...Read more
Transplant: read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_transplantation For an individual there are many variables ...Read more
Very low: Unless you have a familial predisposition, i.e., familial cardiomyopathy, or come across a viral syndrome at an early age with a virus that has a predispostion to attack cardiac myocytes, your overall chances in the general population are relatively low at that age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various types: A heart transplant procedure has technical risks, just like any operation. Will the new heart fit? Start working? Will there be bleeding? After the operation, there are risks of infection, problems with the immunosuppressive medications, etc. Don't let these risks overly frighten you. The excellent statistics you are told about include all of these problems taking place, which is not too often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends....: the odds of surviving a heart attack depends on how much damage is done to the heart muscle during the heart attack. The less damage, the more likely it is that the person will survive. Early treatment is the best way to lessen the damage so call 911 immediately if there are any symptoms of a heart attack present! ...Read more
There is a chance!: Studies have shown an association between cholesterol disorders and the onset of atherosclerosis in children, adolescents, and young adults. And, just like adults, eating foods high in saturated fat, not getting enough exercise, and having a family history of heart disease can all lead to high cholesterol levels in children. An increase in childhood obesity is also leading to high cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: In general, surviving coma depends on the reason for the coma and whether the etiology of the coma is reversible or not. The longer the person is comatose, the less likely they will awaken. These are generalities, however, so ask your doctor about the specific case to find out the chance of survival of the individual patient as each case is different. ...Read more
SVT: A procedure for svt is usually done in the cardiac catheterization lab where a cardiologist attempts to ablate the abnormal electrical conduction pathway causing the svt. The risk of death is low, but it is not zero. Surgery may be done for svt but this is often in the context of other heart surgery. Risk of surgery depends upon the procedure involved, which be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: If the slow heart rate is sinus bradycardia from, say being well conditioned there is little risk of any serious symptoms. If however, the heart rate is slow from a pathological condition one may experience, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, low blood pressure and other related symptoms. ...Read more
See below: Cirrhosis is a disease that progreses with time if the cause of the cirrrhosis is known then that needs to be treated or else the casue -alcohol -needs to stop. If such happens then longevity can be achieved buut if there are signs of advanceing cirrhosis-a swollen abdomenofr massive bleeding from esophageal varices-then a transplant is the only hope for long life. ...Read more
Chronic leukemia: 2 big groups of chronic leukemia are- chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). The chance of beating CML is very good as the response to daily tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy is amazing and the remission rate is high. In cll, however, therapy usually wont be needed on diagnosis if there is no indication.Also, many times people die of something else and not due to cll. ...Read more
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