When you have a heart transplant, there is a lot to do before and after the operation. Before the operation, you will work with the transplant team to complete an evaluation. After the operation, you will need to see your transplant team to make sure your heart keeps working well and you stay in good health. How long a new heart lasts depends on many factors. Some of these factors you can control, some you cannot control.
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