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Heart transplant - series

Indications

Indications

Overview

A heart transplant may be recommended for heart failure caused by:

  • coronary artery disease
  • cardiomyopathy (thickening of the heart walls)
  • heart valve disease with congestive heart failure
  • severe congenital heart disease

Heart transplant surgery is not recommended for patients who have:

  • kidney, lung, or liver disease
  • insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM)
  • other life-threatening diseases

Update Date 6/6/2013

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