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Heart Failure: Heart Transplant

The donor is a person who has died and whose family has agreed to donate their loved one's organs. Approximately 2,300 heart transplants are performed each year in the U. S. Who Is Considered a Candidate for a Heart Transplant?

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Heart Failure: Heart Transplant

continued... Surgeons then remove the patient's heart except for the back walls of the atria, the heart's upper chambers. Surgeons then connect the blood vessels, allowing blood to flow through the heart and lungs.

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Heart Disease Complications | Heart Failure

As heart disease progresses, it can cause many potentially fatal complications. Heart Failure Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot adequately pump blood around the body.

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Heart Failure: Heart Pump Medication

Heart pump medication, also called inotropic therapy, stimulates an injured or weakened heart to pump harder. The primary purpose of this drug is to increase the force of the heart muscle's contractions.

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Heart-Encyclopedia - heart transplant

When the ICD detects a dangerous arrhythmia, it delivers electrical shocks to restore a normal heartbeat. Related: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Impaired fasting glucose is a form of prediabetes.

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Heart Failure: Heart Transplant

Can a Person Lead a Normal Life After a Heart Transplant? As mentioned, after a heart transplant, patients must take several drugs.

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Heart Disease | Heart Attack | CHD | HealthyWomen

Miller VM, Black DM, Brinton EA, et al. "Using Basic Science to Design a Clinical Trial: Baseline Characteristics of Women Enrolled in the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS)."

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Heart Disease and the Heart Biopsy

Your doctor uses a heartbiopsy to: Evaluate or confirm the presence of rejection after a heart transplant. A heart biopsy can correctly pinpoint a specific diagnosis in 10%-20% of cases.

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Heart attack - WebMD

Once a heart attack is diagnosed, treatment begins immediately -- possibly in the ambulance or emergency room. Drugs, catheter-based procedures, and surgery are used to treat a heart attack.

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Heart transplant - Mayo Clinic

Heart transplant is a treatment that's usually reserved for people who have tried medications or other surgeries, but their conditions haven't improved sufficiently. While a heart transplant is a major operation, your chance of survival is good, with appropriate follow-up care.

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