Heart transplantHeart transplantHeart transplantHEnglishCardiologyAdult (19+);Child (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-03-15T04:00:00ZLanding PageCollection Hub<p>A heart transplant is needed when the heart is not working properly and it cannot be fixed with medications or corrective surgery. Heart transplantation is a complex process that includes medications, tests, procedures and follow-up.</p><p>A heart transplant is needed when the heart is not working properly and it cannot be fixed with medications or corrective surgery. Heart transplantation is not a cure. It is a complex process that includes medications, tests, procedures and an intensive follow-up.</p> <div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Overview</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about why heart transplants are needed in children. Also learn about donor hearts, where they come from and how children are matched with a donor heart.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1672&language=English">Heart transplants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1673&language=English">The donor heart</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">The transplant surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn how you should care for your child while they are waiting for a donor heart. Also learn what happens during the surgery and what possible problems may occur. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1674&language=English">Before the heart transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1675&language=English">The heart transplant operation</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">After the transplant surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about what will happen right after heart transplant surgery, to potential complications, medications and how physiotherapy can help. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1676&language=English">After the heart transplant operation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1678&language=English">Heart transplants: Medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2461&language=English">Physiotherapy and heart transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1677&language=English">Potential complications of a heart transplant</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/heart_learning_hub.pnghearttransplant

 

 

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