Heart Transplant

University of Maryland Medical Center

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).

Heart Transplant at the University of Maryland: Superior Results

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 team.

What to Expect

At the University of Maryland Medical Center, we know that a heart transplant can be a source of great anxiety, not only for you but for your family and friends. We are here to make the process as smooth as possible.

Daisy with Pham on ECMOBelow are links to information on the steps someone seeking a heart transplant will go through prior to, the day of, and after surgery.

Before the Transplant

Day of Your Transplant

After the Transplant

Patient Success Stories

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.

To see more Patient Success Stories, click here.