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What are the chances for an 8-year-old who needs a heart transplant to get a donated heart?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pretty good

Between 1999 and 2006, 1874 children (age <18) were listed as status 1a (most critical need for heart transplant).
Of those, 17% died, 63% received transplants, and 8% recovered and 12% remained listed as of 2006. Circulation. 2009; 119: 717-727.

In brief: Pretty good

Between 1999 and 2006, 1874 children (age <18) were listed as status 1a (most critical need for heart transplant).
Of those, 17% died, 63% received transplants, and 8% recovered and 12% remained listed as of 2006. Circulation. 2009; 119: 717-727.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good

The children's networks are pretty good.

In brief: Good

The children's networks are pretty good.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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