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What are the advantages of a heart transplant?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Living

Most patients are not transplanted unless they fail all traditional therapeutic options.
They have little hope of any long term survival. Left ventricular assist devices are being used as a bridge but without a transplant pts have a very poor long term outlook.

In brief: Living

Most patients are not transplanted unless they fail all traditional therapeutic options.
They have little hope of any long term survival. Left ventricular assist devices are being used as a bridge but without a transplant pts have a very poor long term outlook.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

A human heart provides the best replacement for a diseased heart in terms of function.
It can also be placed in the chest in the same location as the diseased heart which is removed. Human heart recipients can often exercise and function nearly the same as age equivalent people with their own heart. There are no artificial tubes or external connections required.

In brief: Many

A human heart provides the best replacement for a diseased heart in terms of function.
It can also be placed in the chest in the same location as the diseased heart which is removed. Human heart recipients can often exercise and function nearly the same as age equivalent people with their own heart. There are no artificial tubes or external connections required.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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