Heart Transplant Eligibility

Dr. Gautam Ramani with a patient

At the University of Maryland, we have a robust heart support program. If you have heart failure, we have the capabilities, resources and advanced technology to find the appropriate treatment that meets your needs. Meet our heart transplant team.

We first try to treat advanced heart failure with a variety of medications. If you continue to have severe symptoms despite taking the standard medications, our heart specialists can provide many options, including investigational medications, mechanical heart support devices and transplantation. Learn more about heart transplant.

To speak with a heart transplant specialist, please call 410-328-2864.

Who is a candidate for a heart transplant?

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If you have advanced heart failure even while on maximal medical therapy, we will consider you for a transplant evaluation. We will also consider you if you have:

  • Increasing medication requirements
  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Overall deterioration of health