Waiting for a Heart Transplant

Step Two: How to Prepare for a Heart Transplant

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A heart transplant is a life-changing surgery, but waiting for a donor heart may be a stressful -- and sometimes lengthy -- process. Patients awaiting a transplant must meet waitlist requirements, attend regular medical appointments, and be available at any time to report to the hospital for a transplant. Keeping track of these details can be difficult, but patients and families don’t have to do this on their own. As one of the largest heart transplant programs in the country, we provide you and your loved ones with the resources and assistance you need as you prepare for your heart transplant.