Heart Transplant

Heart transplantation is a surgery in which the diseased heart or malfunctioning heart of a person is replaced with a healthy heart from a donor. A heart from the donor has to be placed in the recipient within four hours of removal from the donor. Patients with cardiomyopathy, class IV angina, non-obstructive hypertrophic heart disease, etc., are indicated for heart transplant surgery.

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I have been suffering from cardiomyopathy and need an immediate heart transplant. How much is the ideal waiting period for the same?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had cardiomyopathy for three years and am 38 years old. A defibrillator has been implanted, but the doctor said I urgently need a heart transplant. I am afraid to undergo such a big procedure. Also, I need a donor's heart, and I am in waiting. How much is the ideal waiting perio...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your heart transplantation need. Heart transplant waiting time varies from country to country and state to state. Mechanical circulatory support devices are transplanted as bridges and also as destination therapy if transplant is not possible in the...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for peripartum cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy during her pregnancy. Her age is 31 and weight is 55. She delivered a baby girl through normal delivery. 2D echo report says 20%-25% heart function (LVF). But she is not having any external symptoms like swelling, breathing problem, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I answer your questions in detail, I would like to tell you that if she is totally symptom-free and her ejection fraction (EF) is 20-25%, please do get another echo done from an independent reliable source to confirm the diagnosis. The condition peripartum cardi...  Read Full »

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