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Will a heart transplant survivor have a psychological change in relation to his donor?

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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Probably not

Usualky not however patients should get psychological orientation before going to transplant .
Patients at risk should continue to see a psych specialist after transplant

In brief: Probably not

Usualky not however patients should get psychological orientation before going to transplant .
Patients at risk should continue to see a psych specialist after transplant
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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In brief: Variable

Since all heart donors are deceased, it is very unusual for the recipient to have known the donor, but this may have occurred in a small number of cases.
It would depend on what relationship existed prior to death and donation. In addition, there may be attempts to contact donor families with mutual consent.

In brief: Variable

Since all heart donors are deceased, it is very unusual for the recipient to have known the donor, but this may have occurred in a small number of cases.
It would depend on what relationship existed prior to death and donation. In addition, there may be attempts to contact donor families with mutual consent.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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