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When can a heart transplant be done?

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In brief: Several steps

Whenever there is a donor organ available.
The recipient will need careful evaluation to determine they are suitable candidates based on the cause of end stage heart disease, their co-morbidities (other diseases), their blood and tissue type, their size (for a particular donor heart) and there ability to care for the heart after it is transplanted.

In brief: Several steps

Whenever there is a donor organ available.
The recipient will need careful evaluation to determine they are suitable candidates based on the cause of end stage heart disease, their co-morbidities (other diseases), their blood and tissue type, their size (for a particular donor heart) and there ability to care for the heart after it is transplanted.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Last resort

Having a heart transplant is usually the last resort -- if a person is not doing well in spite of maximum therapy -- or a younger person with longer lifespan expectancy of he/she gets a heart transplant -.

In brief: Last resort

Having a heart transplant is usually the last resort -- if a person is not doing well in spite of maximum therapy -- or a younger person with longer lifespan expectancy of he/she gets a heart transplant -.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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