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Heart Transplant 

The heart transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is the fifth largest in the country - and first in Texas - by volume, with excellent outcomes.  Baylor Dallas was recently also the first hospital in North Texas to use an artificial heart as a "bridge to transplant."

Trust the experience of the transplant cardiologists and surgeons on our medical staff, 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.   And for your convenience, we offer access to this outstanding care in outreach locations throughout Texas.

More remarkable, our median wait time from listing to transplant for status 1A patients is a mere eight days. Check out other program highlights.

Many Options for Your Heart

Baylor also offers advanced treatment options for patients who are not 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.

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

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.

Heart Transplant Volumes

Baylor performed over 100 heart transplants in 2014 and was one of only two centers in the world to reach this milestone.

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Dual Listing

Patients may list with multiple organ procurement organizations, which may increase the possibility of finding a donor heart for transplant.

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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.

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Why Choose Baylor?

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

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Heart Transplant FAQ

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

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Ventricular Assist Device

Baylor Dallas’ ventricular assist device (VAD) Program can improve quality of life and help avoid repeat hospitalizations.

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About Heart Failure

One of the most common reasons patients need a heart transplant is due to heart failure. While certainly a serious condition, the heart failure evaluation process may yield a range of different treatment possibilities.

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Patient & Family Support

At Baylor, we're committed to helping you make lifestyle adjustments even after you leave our facilities. Learn more about Baylor's support programs and find helpful resources.

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