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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Query: Hi doctor, My sister was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy during her pregnancy. Her age is 31 years and weight is 121 pounds. She delivered a baby girl through normal delivery. 2D echo report says 20% to 25% heart function (LVF). But she is not having any external symptoms like swelling, bre... Read Full »
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 to 25%, please do get another echo (echocardiogram) done from an independent reliable source to confirm the diagnosis. The condition... Read Full »