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What are the chances of dying during the heart transplant surgery?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
10 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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