Heart Transplant Directory
A heart transplant is surgery to replace a diseased heart in one person with a healthy one from a deceased person. Most heart transplants are done in people who have severe (end-stage) heart failure. A heart transplant may be the only treatment option if you have heart failure and other medicines and therapies have not worked. Transplantation is a complicated process. Patients must meet strict criteria to be considered for a heart transplant, and transplants are not always available when needed. Thousands of people in the United States are added to the national organ transplant waiting list each month. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about heart transplants, how they are done, when you might need one, and much more.
Heart Disease and Heart Transplants
Learn more from WebMD about heart transplants, including who is eligible, how they are performed, and the outlook for heart transplant recipients.
Heart Failure and Heart Transplants
Learn more from WebMD about heart transplant surgery, including who is eligible and what is involved before and after the procedure.
Benefits and Challenges After an Organ Transplant
You feel great after your organ transplant. WebMD tells you what you need to do to maintain your health.
What You Need to Know About Organ Transplants
If you've just been told you need an organ transplant, WebMD's overview of organ transplantation can help you make the decisions you need to make.
Heart Failure: Latest Treatment Advances
If you have heart failure, new drugs and devices may help you stay active and feel your best.
Between Friends: Living Donors
It's a trend that's changing transplant medicine. More and more people are willing to donate a kidney or part of a liver - while they're still alive.