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Heart Transplant

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

A heart transplant is surgery to replace a damaged heart with a new heart from another person.


Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) for any of the following:

Seek care immediately if:

Call your cardiologist or surgeon if:


You may need any of the following:


For support and more information:

Follow up with your cardiologist or surgeon as directed:

You will need to return to have follow-up tests, your stitches or chest drains removed, or other procedures. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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