Statistics Of Life Expectancy
Life expectancy after a heart transplant is 85%, the first year. About 95% of the patients who had the transplant, have a significant improvement in their quality of life too.
The first historical heart transplant surgery to be performed in the United States was in January 1969. Since then, with the advancement in medical technology, heart transplant surgeries are responsible for saving over 2000 lives a year.
In the United States, 72.4% of heart recipients have been male. 65.5% of those recipients were caucasian.19.4% was of the ages 35 to 49 years of age, and 54.2% were 50 or older.
According to the Journal of the American Heart Association, the one-year survival rate was 88.0% for males and 77.2% for females. The three-year survival rate was approximately 79.3% for males and 77.2% for the females. They concluded in their statistics that the five-year survival showed 67.4% for females and was 73.1% for males. Statistics have shown that life expectancy at 10 years after transplant is 49%.
Researchers from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center suggest, that the increasing number of the heart transplant patients to survive10 years after the procedure are contributed to medications and living in a healthy lifestyle.