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Can someone have a heart transplant when pregnant?
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In brief: No easy answer
Very complex medical circumstance that can't be answered in a few sentences.
This scenario would affect the life of the mother and the child, and would need careful medical and ethical deliberations.

In brief: No easy answer
Very complex medical circumstance that can't be answered in a few sentences.
This scenario would affect the life of the mother and the child, and would need careful medical and ethical deliberations.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There is difference between can and should.
Heart transplantation is major surgery, requires prolonged anesthesia (which shouldn't affect the infant), and places even the nonpregnant mom under significant stress. Therefore, while it "can" be done, it's not a procedure that should be done during pregnancy unless the mother's life depends upon it.

In brief: Yes
There is difference between can and should.
Heart transplantation is major surgery, requires prolonged anesthesia (which shouldn't affect the infant), and places even the nonpregnant mom under significant stress. Therefore, while it "can" be done, it's not a procedure that should be done during pregnancy unless the mother's life depends upon it.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
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