Optimal Time to Seek Care for Heart Transplant

Sep 1 12:18pm | Kristin Eggebraaten | @keggebraaten

If you are in need of a heart transplant, the process can be complex and overwhelming, but we are here to help. You can visit our website to learn more information about heart transplant, or you can visit our toolkit to learn details about what to expect, finances, and social support that may be helpful to you and your family.

Our heart transplant teams believe there is no such thing as coming ‘too soon’ to an advanced heart failure specialist for a transplant evaluation. Coming earlier allows for a discussion to review what has transpired thus far in your condition, what should and could be done now, and what you can expect in the future. When patients come too late, options can be very limited. Our teams will evaluate you and determine if you’d benefit from advanced heart failure therapies or transplant. Brooks Edwards, MD, a transplant cardiologist, discusses the importance of seeking care earlier rather than later when it comes to an evaluation for heart transplant. Learn more in the video.

Once you have viewed this information online and the video, Mayo Clinic transplant staff can answer your questions about the transplant process and post-transplant life. Contact us today. We are available by phone or email to answer your questions and help schedule appointments when you are ready to do so.

Experts in heart surgery perform more than 120 heart transplants a year at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. We understand your needs, and we are here to help!


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