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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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
2
Tried for
pain (2)

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 (1 evaluation)
Side effects
increased sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
  • 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 11
20s 29
30s 91
40s 85
50s 124
60s 93
70+ 65

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 266
Female 228

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