Heart

While a heart transplant is a serious procedure, your chance of survival is high, with appropriate follow-up care. Indiana University Health Transplant has been performing heart transplants since 1982. Our goal is to provide quality medical, emotional and spiritual support to meet the needs of both patients and caregivers. We are equipped to handle a wide range of complex cases through our dedicated, full-service transplant center.

All services are coordinated for reliable transitions across the continuum of care. Cardiologists, full time pharmacists, cardiothoracic surgeons and advanced nurse practitioners play key roles in patient care. Our dedicated heart failure program, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program, and heart transplant rounding service further support the highly specialized needs of these patients.

Heart Transplant Indications

Why do you need a heart transplant? Patients may be referred for a heart transplant for a variety of different heart conditions. These conditions include:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Retransplant for graft failure

Heart transplants are usually reserved for patients who have tried medication and other surgeries, but have seen no improvement in their condition.

Heart Transplant Outcomes

At IU Health Methodist Hospital our wait times are approximately six months, well below the national average. This gives our patients a higher chance of survival. Learn more about our heart transplant outcomes.