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How long do natural hearts last?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Your whole life
The activity of natural heart is the only way your body can survive and when the end comes it may be because the heart gives out, or there is a problem that is lethal elsewhere in the body.
When the body quits, so does the heart. If the heart is going to quit, all other things being generally ok, you might be eligible for a heart transplant but the heat lives as long as you do.

In brief: Your whole life
The activity of natural heart is the only way your body can survive and when the end comes it may be because the heart gives out, or there is a problem that is lethal elsewhere in the body.
When the body quits, so does the heart. If the heart is going to quit, all other things being generally ok, you might be eligible for a heart transplant but the heat lives as long as you do.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: 20 years
In the United States bout 70% of heart transplants are functioning at 5 years and about 50% are functioning at 10 years according to the united network for organ sharing.

In brief: 20 years
In the United States bout 70% of heart transplants are functioning at 5 years and about 50% are functioning at 10 years according to the united network for organ sharing.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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