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What heart conditions require a heart transplant?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually Failure

The condition most commonly leading to heart transplantation is congestive heart failure.
In the us, the most common cause of congestive heart failure is of course, coronary artery disease. However, other causes of cardiomyopathy (weakness of the muscle of the heart) such as viral or post-partum cardiomyopathy, etc. Can lead to it as well.

In brief: Usually Failure

The condition most commonly leading to heart transplantation is congestive heart failure.
In the us, the most common cause of congestive heart failure is of course, coronary artery disease. However, other causes of cardiomyopathy (weakness of the muscle of the heart) such as viral or post-partum cardiomyopathy, etc. Can lead to it as well.
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In brief: Heart failure

When there are proper indications of an absolutely failing heart on major medications, and perhaps with an lvad (left ventricular assist device )in place, a person will be considered and "listed".
The surgery requires heart lung machine support of the recipient while their heart is removed and the donor heart is sewn in place. Coronary blockage valvular failure viral are all risk to need.

In brief: Heart failure

When there are proper indications of an absolutely failing heart on major medications, and perhaps with an lvad (left ventricular assist device )in place, a person will be considered and "listed".
The surgery requires heart lung machine support of the recipient while their heart is removed and the donor heart is sewn in place. Coronary blockage valvular failure viral are all risk to need.
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