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Heart Transplant 

Baylor University Medical Center's heart transplant program is the second largest in the country - and first in Texas - with survival rates that exceed the nation.  You can trust the experience of our transplant cardiologists and surgeons, who  provide comprehensive care for patients with advanced heart failure from evaluation to diagnosis and treatment. We have treated some of the most complex cases and have helped patients who have been turned away by other medical centers.   Even more remarkable, our median wait time from listing to transplant for status 1A patients is 7 days.  We provide:

  • Convenient access to care through the Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease. 
  • Team of professionals dedicated to the treatment of advanced heart failure including transplant cardiologists, surgeons, certified heart failure nurses, transplant coordinators, dietitians, social workers and more.
  • Outstanding outcomes
  • Aggressive approach to recipient and donor selection which allows us to provide life-saving care for more people.
  • Dual listing program to increase the patient's possibility of receiving a transplant.     
  • Housing for out-of-town patients pre and post transplant 

Baylor  also offers advanced treatment options for patients who are not viable candidates for transplant or who are on a transplant waiting list long-term. In fact, the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program for heart failure patients was the first in the country to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission.

Baylor's broad experience in transplanting patients also extends to those patients who require multi-organ transplantation, such as heart-liver, heart-kidney and heart-lung.

Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Failure

For more information or to self-refer to the transplant program, please call 214.820.6856.

About Heart Transplant at Baylor

Gonzalo Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD, chief of heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support at the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, discusses the level of care and compassion patients can expect to find at one of the largest heart transplant programs in the country.

Dual Listing with Organ Procurement Organizations

Patients have the ability to list at multiple Organ Procurement Organizations, which may increase the possibility for heart transplant.

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Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program

Baylor Dallas’ VAD Program can improve quality of life and help avoid repeat hospitalization.

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Conditions Treated

There are a number of serious heart conditions that can lead to heart failure.

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Why Choose Baylor for Heart Transplant

As one of the largest transplant programs in the country, patients benefit from our experience, quality care and excellent service.

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