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How long can a heart transplant patient expect to live?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

Depends on the rejection possibility.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the rejection possibility.
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Variable

It can be hard to generalize.
Survival is dependent on a lot of factors. Overall health, health of donor heart, how close the heart was matched. Typically the life expectancy for heart transplant is a bout 10 years. The longest was 24 years. Rejection both chronic and acute play a big role. Often the new heart will begin to develop coronary artery disease probably an off shoot chronic rejection.

In brief: Variable

It can be hard to generalize.
Survival is dependent on a lot of factors. Overall health, health of donor heart, how close the heart was matched. Typically the life expectancy for heart transplant is a bout 10 years. The longest was 24 years. Rejection both chronic and acute play a big role. Often the new heart will begin to develop coronary artery disease probably an off shoot chronic rejection.
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