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Why A Transplant?

A variety of disorders can directly affect the heart muscle. You or your child may have been born with a heart that is deformed. There are many different kinds of deformities and your doctors will explain those specific to your case. Other disorders may affect the electrical system that regulates the heart beat or the heart muscle tissue itself. In addition, viral infections can lead to cardiomyopathy, which is a disease of the heart muscle.

In any case, the heart’s muscle may be damaged and if the damage is so severe that the heart can no longer perform its vital pumping function, a transplant may be necessary. A transplant will provide you or your child with a heart that can keep up with the demands of a full, active life.

The cardiologists and surgeons frequently use diagrams to help you
better understand your child’s heart defect. Paste it into this area.


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