Heart Transplantation

Patients with advanced heart failure who do not respond to medical and surgical therapies may be eligible for a heart transplant. Candidates are evaluated and undergo a full battery of tests to ensure the benefits of a heart transplant outweigh the risks.

Those who qualify receive comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team. This starts with pretransplant monitoring and extends through post-surgical care. In addition to preparing patients and their families for the physical and emotional issues associated with a heart transplant, the team also educates patients on how to transition into a post-transplant lifestyle.

The multidisciplinary heart transplant team includes:

  • Transplant cardiologists
  • Cardiovascular surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Infectious disease specialists
  • Psychiatric services
  • Support groups