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Patient's Guide to Heart Transplant Surgery

Getting a Heart Transplant: What's Involved

Medical staff reviewing records.There are five steps involved in getting a heart transplant.

A team of health-care professionals will do the following:

  1. Find out if you are healthy enough to receive a new heart.
  2. Find out if you are sick enough to need a new heart.
  3. Prepare you for your operation. This can take a long time, and there is no guarantee that a heart will be found.
  4. Perform a heart transplant operation.
  5. Help you stay healthy after your heart transplant.

 

 

> Next: Before Surgery: Are You a Good Candidate for Heart Transplant?

 

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