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Heart Transplant

Learn more about how Duke's heart transplant experts use advanced techniques to care for people with end-stage heart disease who are in need of a heart transplant.

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New Options Make It Possible for More People to Receive Heart Transplants
New Options Make It Possible for More People to Receive Heart Transplants

Heart transplantation is the most effective treatment for end-stage heart failure; however, the nationwide shortage of donor hearts may mean a long wait on the ...

Alternatives to Heart Transplant? You Have Options
Alternatives to Heart Transplant? You Have Options

Heart transplantation can be a life-saving treatment for severe heart failure, but it’s a serious operation that requires a lifelong commitment. As a result, a ...

Daughter and Mother Get Heart Transplants at Duke Two Years Apart
Daughter and Mother Get Heart Transplants at Duke Two Years Apart

Carrie Hollander was just 31 years old when she was diagnosed with heart failure. Within three years, she needed a heart transplant. Since she was not a candida ...

Can a New Device Make More Hearts Available for Transplant?
Can a New Device Make More Hearts Available for Transplant?

Michael Woods’ heart and kidney disease were slowly worsening as he waited for a heart and kidney transplant in early 2020. With limited hearts available, he co ...

Duke Children's Hospital performs its first combined heart-and-kidney transplant (video)
Duke Children's Hospital performs its first combined heart-and-kidney transplant (video)

Duke Children’s Hospital performed its first heart-plus-other-organ transplant, giving Shania Harris, 9, a new heart and kidney. Watch Shania's story.

Duke Celebrates 1,000th Heart Transplant
Duke Celebrates 1,000th Heart Transplant

A record-setting 189 heart transplant recipients helped Duke Health celebrate its 1,000th heart transplant, an impressive milestone that has only been achieved ...