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What are some of the benefits of a human heart transplant?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Live longer

Heart transplantation is reserved for end stage heart failure where the quality of life is poor (patients have symptoms with minimal exertion or at rest) and death is imminent (usually one year survival less than 50%).
A new heart gives patients an excellent quality of life and longevity (average person survives ~ 12 years after a transplant, with some surviving close to 20 years).

In brief: Live longer

Heart transplantation is reserved for end stage heart failure where the quality of life is poor (patients have symptoms with minimal exertion or at rest) and death is imminent (usually one year survival less than 50%).
A new heart gives patients an excellent quality of life and longevity (average person survives ~ 12 years after a transplant, with some surviving close to 20 years).
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Great benefit

Pts who are successfully transplanted have improved survival rates and less frquent admission to hospital for heart failure.

In brief: Great benefit

Pts who are successfully transplanted have improved survival rates and less frquent admission to hospital for heart failure.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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