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How long does a heart transplant take to perform?

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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Depends...

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

In brief: Depends...

If this the first cardiac surgery perhaps 4 hours.
If previous surgery, lvad, etc. It can take hours longer.
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

The surgery itself can take 4-8 hours.
But then there's the organ procurement which can be up to 3 hours of transport by vehicle or jet and a surgery to get the organ from the donor. The whole process is usually a half-day or so, from notification to transfer out of post-anesthesia unit.

In brief: Depends

The surgery itself can take 4-8 hours.
But then there's the organ procurement which can be up to 3 hours of transport by vehicle or jet and a surgery to get the organ from the donor. The whole process is usually a half-day or so, from notification to transfer out of post-anesthesia unit.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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