What kind of likelihood is there of dying during a heart transplant?

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.
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.

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I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, what is the likelihood that I would need a heart transplant?

What is the EF? Cardiomyopathy is a generic term that can caused by a variety of medical conditions. The functional condition of the heart, often called the ejection fraction gives an estimate of the severity. The degree of impairment and the causative problem are what dictates the need for transplantation. Read more...
Depends. Depends on the severity , symptoms , underlying cause and response or lack of response to treatment. A cardiologist can outline a treatment plan for you. Read more...
Small but real. Most patients with cardiomyopathy recover. A small number have progressive disease that destroys heart function. You should discuss this with your cardiologist that made the diagnosis. Read more...

What are the main difficulties during a heart transplant?

Donor and rejection. Given a suitable recipient, finding a compatible donor is the primary barrier. Technically, a heart transplant is not a difficult procedure. Preventing rejection and minimizing the complications of anti-rejection/immunosuppressive drugs and long-term surveillance for infections and malignancies are longer term concerns. Limitations of finding donors has has spurred mechanical alternatives. Read more...
Recovery. This is an excellent operation . It is a long wait before you get one. The recovery is similar to any other major heart operation. But there are always problems related to anti rejection drugs. Rejection and infection are serious complications after any transplant early. Late after transplant cancer is the third complication. Read more...

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?

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. Read more...

What are the ways that docs determing who recieves bone marrow during a heart transplant?

Different. There are bone marrow transplants for some malignant diseases- leukemias etc. Heart transplant would be unusual to have bone marrow transplant concomitantly i think. We do cut the sternum and its marrow while opening the chest. Read more...
? What are you talking about? Bone marrow transplants are used for cancer patients and heart transplants are used for end- stage cardiac issues. Read more...

For what kind of disease would you need a heart transplant?

Heart failure. The common background of any need for organ transplantion is the recipient organ fialure. For heart tranplant, the indicationis as well is heart fialure non responsive to medical management. Many diseases may damage the heart with death of the functional muscle cells. The most common of those diseases is ischemia, i.e. Coronary artery disease. Read more...
There are several. Heart transplant recipients are in heart failure. About 33% have coronary artery disease; 53% have cardiomyopathy, and 10% have congenital heart disease as the most common diagnoses leading to transplant in the us. Read more...