Leading-Edge Solutions and Exceptional Outcomes
Our team’s specialized skills and training enable us to treat even the most complex cases of heart failure, including patients with other serious medical conditions and those in need of heart-lung or heart-kidney transplantation. UT Southwestern accepts many patients who have been turned away by other centers.
Because we deliver comprehensive, patient-focused transplant medical care, UT Southwestern’s multidisciplinary Heart Transplant team includes cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac nurses, transplant coordinators, and cardiac imaging specialists, as well as infectious diseases specialists, social workers, home health care providers, nutritionists, pharmacists, transplant and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) coordinators, and financial coordinators.
This team of specialists works together to provide ongoing medical management and facilitate the process for patients and families every step of the way. From support for patients awaiting heart transplantation or LVAD placement to comprehensive outpatient treatment of transplant recipients, including infection prevention, immunosuppression management, and long-term monitoring and care, our team is ready.
Additional support services include patient education, stress management, closely supervised cardiovascular rehabilitation, and support resources. All are designed to help patients stay out of the hospital, improve their well-being, and extend their lives.
Research is also critical to our programs. As an academic medical center, we participate in clinical trials and are involved in research that makes a difference in patient care.
Our center is a Medicare-Approved Heart Transplant Program from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.