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What kind of likelihood is there of dying during a heart transplant?
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Transplant
If someone is sick enough to need a heart transplant, then the mortality is 100% without transplant.
The surgery itself carries about 3-10 %ortality which is better than not having the transplant.

In brief: Transplant
If someone is sick enough to need a heart transplant, then the mortality is 100% without transplant.
The surgery itself carries about 3-10 %ortality which is better than not having the transplant.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Small
Early mortality is 1-2%.

In brief: Small
Early mortality is 1-2%.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Jesus Yap
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Unlikely
Dying during the surgery is very unlikely.
Risk of death comes after the surgery usually from blood clots that causes stroke , lung and kidney failure . Bleeding can also be life threathening but often can be controlled.

In brief: Unlikely
Dying during the surgery is very unlikely.
Risk of death comes after the surgery usually from blood clots that causes stroke , lung and kidney failure . Bleeding can also be life threathening but often can be controlled.
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap
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