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What problems can someone have from heart transplant?

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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rejection, CAD

In addition to the already mentioned infection, medications are taken to prevent rejection by your immune system. The transplanted heart is also susceptible to coronary artery disease at an accelerated rate.

In brief: Rejection, CAD

In addition to the already mentioned infection, medications are taken to prevent rejection by your immune system. The transplanted heart is also susceptible to coronary artery disease at an accelerated rate.
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

The medicines used to supress rejection of the new heart can leave pts prone to infection.
Once infected pts can quickly become septic.The Prednisone can also cause high sugers and high blood pressure and a cushings like apearance.

In brief: Infection

The medicines used to supress rejection of the new heart can leave pts prone to infection.
Once infected pts can quickly become septic.The Prednisone can also cause high sugers and high blood pressure and a cushings like apearance.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Heart transplant

Transplantation of the heart requires anti rejection meds that have side effects.
Tacrolimus, or cyclosporin, MMF, prednisone, sirolimus are usual. These predispose to infections, cause diabetes, elevate lipids, elevate bp, promote wt gain, can cause neuro changes, can injure kidneys, and can abet cancers or lymphomas. Hearts can weaken from rejection attacks. Pleural effusions happen too.

In brief: Heart transplant

Transplantation of the heart requires anti rejection meds that have side effects.
Tacrolimus, or cyclosporin, MMF, prednisone, sirolimus are usual. These predispose to infections, cause diabetes, elevate lipids, elevate bp, promote wt gain, can cause neuro changes, can injure kidneys, and can abet cancers or lymphomas. Hearts can weaken from rejection attacks. Pleural effusions happen too.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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