How long will you live after a heart transplant on average?

and would having a post-transplant infection mean that your body will more than likely reject another one? even after continuing to lift anti-rejection medications
Answers:     The prognosis for heart transplant patients following the orthotopic procedure has greatly increased over the recent past 20 years, and as of May 30, 2008, the survival rates were as follows.
* 3 years: 78.8% (males), 76.0% (females)
* 5 years: 72.3% (males), 67.4% (females)
In a November 2008 study conducted on behalf of the U.S. federal government by Dr. Eric Weiss of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, it was discovered that heart transplants- adjectives other factors being accounted for- work better in same-sex transplants (male to mannish, female to female). However, due to the present acute shortage in donor hearts, this may not other be feasible.
As of the end of 2007, Tony Huesman is the world's longest living heart transplant patient, have survived for 29 years with a transplanted heart. Huesman received a heart in 1978 at the age of 20 after viral pneumonia severely weakened his heart. The operation be performed at Stanford University under American heart transplant pioneer Dr. Norman Shumway, who continued to perform the operation surrounded by the U.S. after others abandoned it due to poor results.. Another noted heart transplant recipient, Kelly Perkins, climbs mountains around the world to promote positive awareness of organ donation. Perkins is the first heart transplant recipient to climb to the peak of Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Matterhorn, Mt. Whitney, and Cajon de Arenales in Argentina in 2007, 12 years after her transplant surgery. Dwight Kroening is yet another noted receiver promoting positive awareness for organ donation. Twenty two years after his heart transplant, he is the first to finish an Ironman competition. Fiona Coote was the second Australian to receive a heart transplant in 1984 (at age 14) and the youngest Australian. At 24 years since her transplant she is also a long term survivor and is involved surrounded by publicity and charity work for the red cross, and promoting organ donation in Australia.
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A heart transplant is a procedure in which a surgeon removes a diseased heart and replaces it next to a donor heart. survival rates by statistics are as -
About 81% survive for at least 1 year. About 75% survive 3 years, and 68% survive 5 years. About 50% survive 10 years. The figures simply mean that one have to avoid some risk factors for a better life.
jor risk from heart transplant is rejection of the donor heart, .- You may be on immunosuppressants (anti rejection medications) to prevent this. The immunosuppressants in reality suppress your body's ability to fight infections, besides it's main function to prevent rejection. An infection can trigger a rejection. But you can whip care of this in the following ways -
1) Have regular dental checkups and maintain fitting dental hygiene as your mouth is a potential source of infection because so many bacteria and fungi are normally present near.
2) Do not smoke
3) Avoid lifting weights for at least 10 weeks
at all right. Eat hygienically prepared food (preferably home food). Avoid as far as possible, eating from outside
6) Exercise - as advised by your doc

Most important! - Think positive and be cheerful. Even infections can be kept at firth with a positive attitude.
you all the Best of Health and luck
well with my patients they usually closing around 3 weeks to 2 months. Which is a very good average and you should do it.
I had a heart transplant 2 1/2 years ago and am doing really great! Are you asking if you get an infection will your body reject getting another heart transplant? I don't know that answer, but I will tell you that I own have been in rejection twice, have PCP Pneumonia, the CMV virus, and a staff infection and I survived it! If you are getting one or have had one good luck to you! People are living longer and longer and medical know-how is growing every day! Source(s): My experience
My next door neighbor just passed away.He be a heart transplant patient for 15 years.He and his wife went traveling all summer every year.This man did most of his courtyard work himself.My sons would go over whenever we saw him take on a big task.I am sure that he could enjoy accomplished his task,though.


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