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현재 페이지 위치 : Organ Transplantation Center > Transplant Program > Heart, Lung Transplant > Heart Transplant > Post-transplant Care

Post-transplant Care

Regular Life

  • Living regularly and working out properly improves your health.
  • It helps you not only control your weight but also manage stress and take a necessary break.
  • First, start walking slowly and lightly. Then, increase its intensity and time gradually.
  • Working out right after meal is not recommended. Please wait at least for an hour.
  • Intense exercise is undesirable. If you experience irregular pulses; constantly rapid pulses over 130 per minute an hour after exercise, cold sweat, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting, please contact the Center immediately.

Cautions

  • For around the first two months, do not carry or pull anything heavier than 5kg.
  • Do not do any physical activity like push-ups..

Outpatient Visits

The patient visits the outpatient clinic one or two weeks after discharge. On the visit, the patient goes through a blood test, chest X-ray imaging, and ECG as well as echocardiography and heart biopsy sometimes. The visits should be made once every two weeks during the first three months and then, once a month during the first year. However, whenever the patient experiences any of the following or any issue, regular visit schedules are subject to change. Also, please note that cyclosporine should not be taken before blood tests.

If You Face Any of the Following, Please Contact the Center

  • Fever above 37.5℃
  • Injured in an accident
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath, severe dizziness, chill, or abnormal fatigue
  • General swelling and cold-like symptoms

What to Learn before Discharge

  • Types, administration methods, and times of medications
  • How to record vital signs, weight, and drug intake
  • Symptoms and signs of rejection reactions and infections
  • How to prevent infections
  • How to contact the Center

SMC’s Division of Heart Transplants
Cardiac surgeons - Pyo-Won Park, Kiick Sung, Ji-Hyuk Yang
Cardiologist - Eun-Seok Jeon
Cardiovascular Center nurse – Ji-yeon Choi

Contact Information

  • General information: +82-2-3410-2114
  • Reservation: +82-2-3410-3000
  • Cardiovascular Center nurse +82-2-3410-2184