Recovery Time After A Heart Transplant

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Transplant - heart and lungs


Expectations after surgery

A heart-and-lung transplant extends the life of a patient who would otherwise die. The operation is done only when there is a very good chance of success. While long-term outcomes are unknown at this time, 5-year survival is about 40 - 50%.

As with all major organ transplants, the problems are finding a donor, preventing rejection, and the cost of the surgery and medications.

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