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.
A heart transplant is a procedure in which a failing or diseased heart is removed and replaced with a healthier heart from a donor.
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:
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.
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.
Once you have been added to the heart transplant list, the call for surgery can come at any time.
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.
If you do not qualify for a heart transplant, there are still options such as artificial heart transplant and mechanical support devices.
Banner Health’s cardiac experts are here to answer any questions you have about heart transplants.