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.
Detecting and Treating Heart Failure
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.
Getting Ready for an Organ Transplant
WebMD explains the physical, psychological, and financial preparations to consider as you prepare for an organ transplant.
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.