Heart

Indication for Transplant

Criteria have been established to help determine if a patient is a candidate for transplantation.

Criteria for heart transplant evaluation:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Hypertrophic heart disease
  • Severe decompensated inoperable valvular heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Any other cardiac abnormalities that severely limit normal function and/or have a mortality risk of greater than 50 percent at two years
  • Ventricular Assist Device dependent patients who meet criteria for transplantation
  • Age younger than 65 years (will consider 65 to 70 years old on case-by-case basis)
  • Life-threatening heart rhythm disorders that fail treatment
  • Chest pain refractory to maximum medical and surgical therapy
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