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Heart transplant

A heart transplant can be an effective treatment for certain serious heart conditions but is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality. After a transplant, a child will need to take immunosuppressive (anti-rejection) medication every day for the rest of their life to prevent the body from rejecting the new heart.

Our guide gives you important information related to heart transplantation and attempts to answer some of the questions you and your child may have.

It is also intended to be used as a reference and to help lead you and your child through from the assessment stage to life after transplant.

Download our heart transplant information guide (PDF)

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