6 doctors weighed in:
How hard is a heart transplant to perform?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Relatively easy
Well i never did one, i'm not a surgeon and of course they train for many years.
However, it is technically probably easier than some of the other surgery they do as you are sewing fairly large structures together. Working with smaller structures such as a coronary artery would be technically more challenging. Then again, there is a lot more sewing involved with doing the transplant.

In brief: Relatively easy
Well i never did one, i'm not a surgeon and of course they train for many years.
However, it is technically probably easier than some of the other surgery they do as you are sewing fairly large structures together. Working with smaller structures such as a coronary artery would be technically more challenging. Then again, there is a lot more sewing involved with doing the transplant.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Agree. Go to youtube and type in heart transplant & see for yourself the intricate operation. God bless these cardiothoracic surgeons for their noble work!
Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Technically easy
The connections to be made for a heart transplant are pretty straightforward for a cardio thoracic surgeon.
It is the judgments that are tough. Which heart? Will it fit? Will it start again? How long can you wait? Which patient ? Which medications? Lots of places for things to go wrong - but they usually go right!

In brief: Technically easy
The connections to be made for a heart transplant are pretty straightforward for a cardio thoracic surgeon.
It is the judgments that are tough. Which heart? Will it fit? Will it start again? How long can you wait? Which patient ? Which medications? Lots of places for things to go wrong - but they usually go right!
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Agree, the surgery is generally Straightforward Unless a re operation
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