Heart Transplantation

Patients with advanced heart failure who do not respond to medical and surgical therapies may be eligible for a heart transplant. Patients who are candidates are evaluated and undergo a full battery of tests to ensure the benefits of a heart transplant outweigh the risks.

Patients who qualify receive comprehensive care, from pretransplant monitoring to postsurgical care, from a multidisciplinary team that includes cardiologists board certified in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

In addition to preparing patients and their families for the physical and emotional issues associated with a heart transplant, the team also focuses on educating patients on how to have a successful outcome.

Thanks to advanced surgical techniques and improved medications that help prevent infection and rejection, the transplant team has been successful in exceeding national survival rate averages and improving long-term outcomes and overall quality of life for heart transplant patients. As of July 31, 2015, the transplant team has performed 301 heart transplants.

The heart transplant team includes:

  • Transplant cardiologists
  • Cardiovascular surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Transplant coordinators


Meet the Heart Transplantation Physicians

Lutheran Medical Group physicians are accepting new patients unless otherwise noted.
Christopher Danby
MD, FACS
Bruce Hook
MD
Mark Jones
MD, FACC
Joseph Ladowski
MD, FACS
Physician video
Kristen Maurice
DO
Alan Peterson
MD, FACS

Meet the Heart Transplantation NPs/PAs & others

Lutheran Medical Group NPs and PAs are accepting new patients unless otherwise noted.
Marena Arnold
NP
Mary Wagmeister
NP
 
Heart Transplantation Physicians

Heart Transplantation NPs/PAs & others

Services

LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

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Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.