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Patient's Guide to Heart Transplant Surgery

Finding Out if You Are Sick Enough to Need a Heart Transplant

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Because many heart diseases worsen slowly or respond to different therapies, the transplant center may wish to review your treatment options. They will want to determine if you have had the best possible therapy for your condition. Sometimes a new medication or therapy can make a big difference to how you feel and to the worsening of your heart disease. The transplant center does its best to make sure that you have had every chance to get better and live longer with your own heart before they will recommend that you have a heart transplant.



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