Cardiologist Questions Heart Transplantation

Do I need a heart transplant?

I am a 29 year old male with an irregular heartbeat. Do I need a heart transplant?

3 Answers

Absolutely not, there are many causes for irregular heart beats, most don't even need to be treated, but there are many therapies as well. Certainly heart transplant is not one of  these. 


Gerald Lewis, MD

Most likely, you do not need a heart transplant. Most arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) at your age are benign and result from non-cardiac factors (excess coffee, stress, thyroid problem, etc.). You should consult with your primary care provider for more consideration of the cause for the irregularity of your heart.

Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Fellow A.C.C., Fellow A.H.A.