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Heart Transplant

Our median wait time from listing to transplant for status 1A heart transplant patients is just seven days.

The Baylor Scott & White Health heart transplant program brings together the collective expertise of specialists with extensive experience in transplant surgery and medicine.

Our multidisciplinary, integrated team approach to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment is ideally suited to the complex problems presented by heart transplant patients.

In fact, we have treated some of the most complex heart transplant cases and have helped patients who have been turned away by other medical centers.  

In North Texas, the heart transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is the fifth largest in the country – the first in Texas, by volume. It is one of only two centers in the U.S. that performs more than 75 heart transplants a year. 

Services

The heart transplant program at Baylor Scott & White features:

  • A mechanical circulatory support program
  • Chronic hemodynamic support and transplantation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Care for multi-organ transplantation, such as heart-liver, heart-kidney and heart-lung
  • Patient education that is focused on medication
  • Lifestyle adjustments and nutrition
  • Patient and family support programs
  • Housing for out-of-town patients and their families pre- and post- transplant

The program includes a team of professionals dedicated to the treatment of advanced heart failure, including:

  • Transplant cardiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Certified heart failure nurses
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Dietitians
  • Social workers

We also offer advanced treatment options for patients who are not candidates for transplant or who are on a transplant waiting list long-term. In fact, the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program for heart failure patients was the first in the country to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission.

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Use our online tool to refer your patient to a heart transplant expert at Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Resources

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Download the free Baylor Heart Center app from the Apple App Store to your iPhone® or iPad® to access cardiovascular specialists on the medical staff of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in North Texas. Just search for "Baylor Heart Center" in the App Store today.

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You can find an overview and associated specialists from the following categories of cardiac disease, cardiac surgery or cardiovascular treatments including:

  • Advanced heart disease
  • Aortic disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart transplant
  • High risk heart surgery
  • Palliative care for heart patients
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Percutaneous mitral calve repair
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Transfer services 

Transplant at Baylor Scott & White Health

Baylor Scott & White remains at the forefront of an array of transplant procedures.

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