Checking with the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association, with 40,000 members world wide, they don't know of anybody who developed CHF with their new heart
. As far as the testing prior to transplant
, most of it is the normal stuff: EKGs, Echos, Blood Workups, Caths, Interviews, that type of thing. You will probably have sessions with the hospital social workers as well. People are usually placed on a list by the TRANSPLANT TEAM when they feel the patient has about 18 months of life left.