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For patients with heart failure that has not responded to other treatments, Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute provides an extensive evaluation to determine if transplant is the best treatment option. With heart failure, there is no time to waste and both the evaluation and, when needed, transplant may be achieved quickly.
Our team of cardiac specialists aggressively pursues ways to save lives, with a remarkable median wait time of seven days for status 1A heart transplant patients from the time they are listed to transplanted. We are first in Texas and second in the nation for volume, with survival rates that exceed the national average. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is living proof that the more times a hospital performs a procedure, the better its success rate.
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.
Our transplant team and Heart Failure Program staff are here to assist with everything from emotional support and housing solutions to long-term follow-up care and access to clinical trials. The Heart Failure Program monitors medications, coordinates care and assesses each patient on an individual basis to determine the best course of treatment.
For more information or to self-refer to the transplant program, please call 214.820.6856.
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.
Patients have the ability to list at multiple Organ Procurement Organizations, which may increase the possibility for heart transplant.
Baylor Dallas’ VAD Program can improve quality of life and help avoid repeat hospitalization.
There are a number of serious heart conditions that can lead to heart failure.
As one of the largest transplant programs in the country, patients benefit from our experience, quality care and excellent service.
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