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During a heart transplant, after you take out an old heart and put a new one in, what happens if you cannot get it to beat for whatever reason? Death?

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Dr. Yasmin Pirani
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In brief: New Heart

During a heart transplant, the patient is put on a bypass machine.
What this means is that the patient's blood is pumped through an external device, and then back into the patient. Kind of like an external heart. The patient is taken off the bypass machine with a new heart that beats, generally speaking.

In brief: New Heart

During a heart transplant, the patient is put on a bypass machine.
What this means is that the patient's blood is pumped through an external device, and then back into the patient. Kind of like an external heart. The patient is taken off the bypass machine with a new heart that beats, generally speaking.
Dr. Yasmin Pirani
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
This should be discussed prior to surgery with your surgeon. Usually they would place a artificial heart (Jarvik heart) till they can procure another donor,
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