Hi @jbilton, my name is Glinda and I had a heart transplant 8years and 5 months ago my evaluation took around a three week period for all my testing I went through seeing cardiologists, dental surgeons, lab work, infectious disease, genetics testing, right heat catherisation and angiogram, breathing tests besides seeing so many different specialists like dermatology and eye specialists. For me it was an on going process from 2005 to Jan of 2011 my wait was that long due to having 2 special needs kids and a mother to take care of and also because I am 0 positive for tissue and blood type. It is extremely hard to get an 0 positive heart compared to other blood types 0 positive people don't like yo donate their organs. If I am not being to personal and may ask you what blood type is your husband do you know?
I hope this helps you some for answers and if you have anymore questions please feel free to contact me here on mayo connect at any time.
Hugs to you and your husband