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What are the chances of dying during heart transplant?

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In brief: Very low

The chance of mortality during the procedure is very low.
Nearly 90% of hearts are functioning at one year. There are some higher risk categories, but you should discuss this with your transplant team.

In brief: Very low

The chance of mortality during the procedure is very low.
Nearly 90% of hearts are functioning at one year. There are some higher risk categories, but you should discuss this with your transplant team.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It depends

It depends on how sick the patient is, how good the transplant program/ surgeon is.
The national average for one year survival stands at 89%, so 11% of patients will die within the first year. You can check individual hospital data on http://www.Srtr.Org/.

In brief: It depends

It depends on how sick the patient is, how good the transplant program/ surgeon is.
The national average for one year survival stands at 89%, so 11% of patients will die within the first year. You can check individual hospital data on http://www.Srtr.Org/.
Dr. Liviu Klein
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