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What are the advantages and disadvantages of heart transplant?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: It depends.

It depends on what you are comparing with heart transplantation, and comes down to a choice you make with your loved ones and medical team. The obvious advantage is you get a heart that works better. Diasadvantages include the uncertainty of timing, the risk of surgery, and immunosuppression.
Consultation with your doctor or a specialist might give you a more complete, personalized answer.

In brief: It depends.

It depends on what you are comparing with heart transplantation, and comes down to a choice you make with your loved ones and medical team. The obvious advantage is you get a heart that works better. Diasadvantages include the uncertainty of timing, the risk of surgery, and immunosuppression.
Consultation with your doctor or a specialist might give you a more complete, personalized answer.
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Dr. Eric Lehr
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: It varies

Heart transplant is an aggressive and often effective treatment for severe heart failure, when other treatment options are exhausted.
A transplant can dramatically improve a patient's quality of life, but the patient must take anti-rejection medication to prevent rejection of the transplanted heart by the immune system. Complications of these medications include severe infections and cancer.

In brief: It varies

Heart transplant is an aggressive and often effective treatment for severe heart failure, when other treatment options are exhausted.
A transplant can dramatically improve a patient's quality of life, but the patient must take anti-rejection medication to prevent rejection of the transplanted heart by the immune system. Complications of these medications include severe infections and cancer.
Dr. Eric Lehr
Dr. Eric Lehr
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