Heart Transplant Patient Stories
By replacing hearts which have ceased to function effectively, the program has given new life -- new energy and new possibilities -- to people whose lives had been restricted by debilitating disease.
In addition, the lives of hundreds of other patients have been greatly improved by identifying other treatments that successfully postponed or prevented the need for transplant.
Here are a few of our patients and their stories.
Veterinarian Living Full Life After Heart Transplant
Kerry Murphy, DVM, had a heart transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center five years ago. She is back to living a full life, working full time and making the most of every day.
Double-Lung and Heart Transplant Saves Father's Life
Jose Fernandez, Sr., was never told how bad his heart problems were until he came to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The result? Life-saving double-lung and heart transplant surgery. Watch as he and his wife, Brenda, discuss their experience with the University of Maryland Medical Center's staff.
Heart Transplant Recipient Throws Out First Pitch
It was 2010 and a blizzard left Baltimore buried in snow. That didn't stop Michael Yater from traveling to the University of Maryland Medical Center for a heart transplant. After successful surgery and a year of recovery, Michael threw out the first pitch at an Orioles game.
To speak with a heart transplant specialist, please call 410-328-2864.