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Heart Transplant (End stage)
I would like to know, how a person with heart failure, lung collapsed, kidney not functioning well, would survive? what is the rate of survival? and that person has done a biventricular pacing surgery. right now in a very critical state. what is the cost for check up after heart transplant according to this person's condition? would there be any chance, the person will get back in normal? I heard of that person's doctor to do VAD but doing VAD will risk the person's life as well. and the cost is unbelievably high.


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What was the cause for the heart failure?
The ventricle assist device, is it to assist until a donor is available, or is it hoped it may assist with some recovery, enough to keep the existing heart?
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the cause of the heart failure .. he had the heart disease for 6 years . but he hid it until now , he's in CCU . he's also a smoker . but he quited a few months ago . now , he's not responding well and the doctors said , put him at rest . his heart shape is so irregular , the doctors were impressed he could make it this far . can he ever pull through ? :S
now his BP is also very low . his heart stop beating sometimes :/
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ohh , and they didn't do the VAD . due to lots of infections spreading and he's in a state of a very high fever . nevertheless , he had seizures also :S
it was mainly for making it as a bridge while waiting for the heart transplant . but right now , they're just going to hold onto that biventricular pacing .
a person with such , would not even live long after heart transplant ?
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