What to Expect During a Heart Transplant
The goal of heart transplantation is to both prolong and improve quality of life. After a thorough evaluation, if our multidisciplinary team believes that a heart transplant is a patient’s best treatment option – and the patient wishes to pursue this option – his or her name is added to the national United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list. Wait times can range from days to months.
When a suitable donor is found, most patients are in the operating room within hours. Time is of the essence.
After transplant, extensive after care is needed to provide the best outcome. Our transplant team provides patients with extended medical management, care, and support.
Learn more about the heart transplant process.