At the University of Maryland Heart and Vascular Center, we are aggressive about getting you the heart care you need. We offer hope and treatment to patients with end stage heart failure, including many patients who are considered high-risk. We are dedicated to finding a treatment plan that works for you, combining our transplant expertise with innovative treatments such as ventricular assist devices (VADs).
If you have end stage heart failure that hasn't responded to medication or other treatments, you may be a candidate for a heart transplant. Our transplant team is one of the most experienced in the nation, performing intricate operations for a wide range of patients, including those with complex conditions. Learn more about heart transplant eligibility.
We have impressive one-year survival rates for heart transplant patients. For the period ending in June 2014, our one-year survival rate was 96 percent, exceeding the national average of about 90 percent. Meet our Heart Transplant Team.
- Learn more about what to expect:
- Am I eligible for a heart transplant?
- Attend a meeting with our Heart & Lung Transplant Support Group
We know that every heart transplant candidate has a different story and experience, so we tailor of all our treatments to the individual. Watch and read stories about patients who received heart transplants at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Ventricular assist devices (VAD) can be implanted to act as a bridge to a heart transplant. Learn more about VADs.
To speak with a heart transplant specialist, please call 410-328-2864.