@estrada53 Hi fellow Heart transplant recipient. Mine was considered a high-risk donor and I don't know why except later I found out the donor had CMV and I had never had it and since then I did have to deal with that but im not sure if that was the reason it was considered high risk.
It's interesting tho when I was talking to the Surgeon I said can you give me some odds of it being an issue and I love his response.
Well if it was my Wife I would tell her yes take it. Which my response was good enough for me let's do it.
I'll say tho that always made me wonder if maybe the issue was a gender one. I read somewhere there is a slightly higher risk when a Woman's Heart is put into a Man. But this is total speculation. Maybe someday the Donor's family may write back and let me know more about Him or Her.
As for the CMV, I was told I have it. It shows up in my blood counts every so often and I took meds during my first year for it but didn't have any symptoms I've noticed. As of the past year or so it's been negative but they test every month.