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What do I do if I don't feel well after my heart transplant?

After transplantation, it is important to take care of yourself by eating right, exercising daily, taking your medications as prescribed and on time, taking care of your skin and dental hygiene, washing your hands frequently, and using the infection-avoidance precautions we teach. Report any changes or feelings of discomfort to your transplant doctor or transplant coordinator immediately. The timely diagnosis of infection or rejection is crucial to your life. Remember, call even if in doubt; it is better to be safe than sorry.

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