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Heart Transplant

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The heart transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center is an internationally renowned destination for transplant care.

Why Choose Baylor Dallas

  • Our team of cardiac specialists aggressively pursues ways to save lives of heart transplant patients from the time they are listed to transplanted.
  • Dual listing program to increase the patient's possibility of receiving a transplant.
  • We have performed over 900 heart transplants since the program started in 1996.
  • We are part of the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, which is one of the largest multi-specialty transplant centers in the country and recognized as one of the best.
  • Baylor University Medical Center is recognized year after year for its high quality care and centers of excellence and was listed for the 21st consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals"  issue.
  • Convenient access to care through the Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease. We offer a mechanical circulatory support program; chronic hemodynamic support and transplantation; cardiac rehabilitation; patient education that is focused on medication, lifestyle adjustments and nutrition; and patient and family support programs.
  • Team of professionals dedicated to the treatment of advanced heart failure, including transplant cardiologists on the medical staff, surgeons on the medical staff, certified heart failure nurses, transplant coordinators, dietitians, social workers and more.
  • Aggressive approach to recipient and donor selection which allows us to provide life-saving care for more people.
  • Baylor Dallas was recently also the first hospital in North Texas to use an artificial heart as a "bridge to transplant."
  • Housing for out-of-town patients and their families pre- and post- transplant. 

Conditions Treated

There are a number of serious heart conditions that can lead to heart failure and make transplant the best or only treatment option.

Learn More About the Advanced Heart and Lung Disease Center

Ventricular Assist Device

A VAD​ is a mechanical device used to take over the pumping function for one or both of the heart's ventricles, or pumping chambers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Patients potentially in need of a heart transplant often have many questions regarding the evaluation and transplant process. We're here to help.

Heart Transplant Process

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