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Will my child need a heart transplant if she only has a single ventricle?

Will my child need a heart transplant if she only has a single ventricle?

Possible: Every child is different, so it is impossible to predict what will happen to your child. Remember that statistics apply to a whole population, not each individual. But in general, ~ one-third of single-ventricle patients require a transplant during their life-time with today's medical knowledge. Remember, these statistics change as medicine improves too. Please discuss with peds cardio. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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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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How do I know if I can get a heart transplant?

How do I know if I can get a heart transplant?

Need an evaluation: You need to be evaluated and approved by a heart transplant center. Ask your cardiologist to refer you to a local center if you were told you have severe heart failure. ...Read more

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How long does a heart transplant take to perform?

How long does a heart transplant take to perform?

Depends...: If this the first cardiac surgery perhaps 4 hours. If previous surgery, lvad, etc. It can take hours longer. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to get my family friend a heart transplant?

Can there be any way to get my family friend a heart transplant?

Transplant center: You have a friend. The friend needs a heart transplant. In chicago the university of chicago and loyola would be the center for referral. Your friend will be placed on a list. Unfortunately some has to die in order to donate their heart to your friend. It is a complex issue and many patients die waiting for a transplant. Bless you for trying to help. Be well. ...Read more

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Who many people have had a heart transplant in the united states?

2,333 in 2010: You can check the public united network for organ sharing website at http://optn.Transplant.Hrsa.Gov/. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the average wait for a heart transplant?

I'm curious as to how long is the average wait for a heart transplant?

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 more

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Why does a high svr signify a negative candidate for heart transplant?

Why does a high svr signify a negative candidate for heart transplant?

Poor response: Elevated svr is peripheral, resistance makes heart work harder and implies peripheral disease. ...Read more

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Are there some good websites for someone soon to get a heart transplant?

Check with UNOS: In the United States go to http://optn.Transplant.Hrsa.Gov/members/search.Asp look for the closest centers to your location and call them for the information you seek. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a heart transplant recipient still the same person at heart?

I was wondering is a heart transplant recipient still the same person at heart?

Great Question!: I would say that to have gone through such an experience, a heart transplant recipient is more than the person they were! It's like layers - they have added something to themselves and this new heart enhances their energy and spirit, and the experience may invigorate their life's passions!! ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for heart transplant in children?

Unknown: Many children who had heart transplants are entering their second decade of life. Especially those who were infants during their initial transplant. Data is insufficient to discuss long term prognosis. ...Read more

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How much amount is approximately needed for heart transplant in india?

How much amount is approximately needed for heart transplant in india?

Heart transplant: Cost of surgery in india unknown but post surgery cost of anti-rejection medications is about $50000 per year. The operation is only one small piece of the long term care of a patient that has an organ transplant. ...Read more

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Overweight and refusing to exercise could they be denied a heart transplant?

You have to try: With such a shortage of organs and so many people who are in need of new hearts, transplant teams have to be very selective. It would not make sense to accept any patient who won't try to help himself(herself) to be as healthy as possible. This responsibility is specifically assigned to transplant teams. Please try. Good luck. ...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 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?

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 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

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Is it possible a heart transplant ever been done on a baby before birth?

Is it possible a heart transplant ever been done on a baby before birth?

No: A heart transplant cannot be done before birth because of many risks including rejection, but some heart repairs can be done before the baby is born. A children's hospital with a prenatal congenital heart program can help with deciding what is possible. ...Read more

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

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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more


Living Will (Definition)

A living will is a health care document that designates and directs someone to make the decision for you when you can not with regards to serous health conditions. It discusses resuscitation efforts, feeding tubes, ventilators and often comfort measures at the end of life.Choose someone you trust will make the decision you want not ...Read more