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Who are the decision makers in getting a heart transplant?

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In brief: Teams at Each Center

Certain hospitals in the US are licensed by the United Network for Organ Sharing and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide transplantation services.
Each hospital must provide a team of professionals trained and experienced to decide on the risks and benefits of transplant. These teams are required to include surgeons, physicians, social workers, nutritionists, etc.

In brief: Teams at Each Center

Certain hospitals in the US are licensed by the United Network for Organ Sharing and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide transplantation services.
Each hospital must provide a team of professionals trained and experienced to decide on the risks and benefits of transplant. These teams are required to include surgeons, physicians, social workers, nutritionists, etc.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Transplant board

Transplant centers have a multidisiplinary team that discuss treatment options for terminal heart failure patients and make recomendations based on unos guidelines.

In brief: Transplant board

Transplant centers have a multidisiplinary team that discuss treatment options for terminal heart failure patients and make recomendations based on unos guidelines.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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