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What State Has Shortest Wait List For Heart Transplants
See below: That's not how it works in the U.S. Everyone who needs an organ transplant is pooled together and ranked according to their condition and severity. Then when a match becomes available, they go down the national list. So an organ procured in california may go to someone in ohio. It all depends on your severity and genetic factors. See unos (united network for organ sharing) for details. ...Read more
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
Transplant wait: The wait is variable depending on your acuity (how sick you are), blood type, body size, your position on the waiting list, and to some extent, where you live. The wait can be days to years but is usually measured at least in several months. The scarcity of donor hearts is one reason alternative strategies such as permanent mechanical devices have great potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father was unable to have open heart surgery yesterday his heart was too destroyed. They gave him a 40% chance to live, what does that mean? The say he needs a new heart or he will die, he is not on the transplant list and his defibrillator goes off da
If you can have heart, kidney, lung and liver (the list goes on) transplants, is it possible to transplant limbs?
Limb transplants: Yes. It is possible to do limb transplants. ...Read more
My friend have a serious heart condition, 20% heart function, 28 years old on lots of medication waiting for heart transplant now CRAVING vinegar ?
Sorry: to hear about your sick friend ...I do NOT have an explanation for craving vinegar..I hope some of my Health Tap colleagues will read this answer and have some ideas! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Immunosuppression: Heart transplant surgery is actually relatively straightforward. The key to survival is the post-operative care, especially immunosuppression to make sure the heart is not rejected and monitoring for complications of immunosuppression to prevent exotic infections. The other key factor in heart transplant survival is how the other organ systems are doing (especially kidney and lung function). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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