Heart transplant

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What is heart transplant?

A surgical procedure in which a damaged heart is removed and replaced by another heart from a suitable donor. It is performed in patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease.

Common symptoms reported by people with heart transplant

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with heart transplant

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
heart transplant (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
heart transplant (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
heart transplant (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rapamune)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
heart transplant (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with heart transplant, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with heart transplant

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing Increased sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
heart transplant (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart transplant (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Pain in lower back
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
heart transplant (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
heart transplant (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rapamune)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
heart transplant (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with heart transplant, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has heart transplant on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 13
20s 41
30s 88
40s 93
50s 112
60s 75
70+ 51
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

46% Female
54% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from heart transplant patients who have completed their condition history
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