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How long someone can live with a transplanted heart ?

I don t know much about heart transplants, but..my lover is getting one..I know they don t have a long time to live..but what are the rates of how long they ll live she s 20..and she s getting a new heart in 6 months and there s 23 people ahead of her since there s people that die they donate their heart and stuff.
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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Recipient survival rates vary based on a number of factors, but overall the one-year survival rate is nearly 90 percent after one year and 72 percent after five years. Also discuss this in detail with her surgeon and healthcare team. Click these links for more information if you wish: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-transplant/HB00045 http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4588 http://www.uwhealth.org/page.asp?contentid=12049 http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/departments/Transplant/Heart/Statistics_and_Outcomes.html Best wishes to you and your girlfriend.
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