What To Think About
After a heart transplant, you must follow a strict lifestyle involving daily medicines and regular medical care, which includes regular sampling (biopsies) of the transplanted heart tissue to check for rejection.
Candidates receive a donor heart according to the:
- Date they were placed on the waiting list.
- Severity of their heart failure symptoms.
There are limited donor hearts available.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology