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Heart Transplants

Banner Health’s heart transplant program offers heart transplants, artificial hearts, left ventricular assist device implants as bridge to transplantation and mechanical support device implants. Our world-renowned team of doctors works closely with you and your loved ones to provide the heart transplant services you need. We take a collaborative approach to care, and keep you informed at every phase of the process, discussing all treatment options available.

What is a Heart Transplant?

A heart transplant is a procedure in which a failing or diseased heart is removed and replaced with a healthier heart from a donor.

Why Would Someone Need a Heart Transplant?

Heart transplants are typically the best option when a heart is failing, and other treatment options are no longer effective.

Causes of congestive heart failure and end stage heart disease may include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (i.e.Heart Attack)
  • Abnormal heart valves
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Chronic Diseases (Diabetes, High Blood Pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Viral Infection 
  • Unknown causes (Idiopathic)

Banner Health Heart Transplant Program

As a heart transplant patient, you have the full attention of our team, including board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, heart transplant coordinators, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers and support staff.

Our heart surgeons, cardiologists and other team members provide consistent communication and a supportive environment for you and your loved ones.

Heart Transplant Qualifications

To be eligible to receive a donor heart transplant, patients must be diagnosed with end-stage heart disease. There are other qualifications and criteria that also must be considered such as age and overall wellness aside from the heart.

Learn more about the criteria and qualifications for a heart transplant.

Preparing for Heart Transplant

Once you have been added to the heart transplant list, the call for surgery can come at any time.

Learn more about the steps to prepare for a heart transplant.

After a Heart Transplant

After a heart transplant, it is important to follow your doctor’s directions when it comes to lifestyle changes and medication regimens to keep your new heart healthy and avoid rejection.

Learn more about diet, exercise, medication and more after a heart transplant.

Artificial Heart Transplant

If you do not qualify for a heart transplant, there are still options such as artificial heart transplant and mechanical support devices.

Learn more about your artificial heart transplant options.

Heart Transplant FAQ

Banner Health’s cardiac experts are here to answer any questions you have about heart transplants.

Discover the answers to frequently asked heart transplant questions.