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Heart Failure
& Heart Transplant Program


Heart Transplant

About Our Heart Transplant Program

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is considered a leading institution in heart transplantation. Surgeons here have performed more than 600 heart transplants since the program's inception in 1985. Together with a comprehensive heart failure program, our board-certified transplant cardiologists care for more than 2,500 patients in need of transplant or advanced heart failure treatment.


Total Artificial Heart

One of only 13 teams in the U.S. to use artificial hearts as a bridge before transplant.

Transplant Outcomes

Heart transplant patients can have excellent quality of life for years to come.


What to Expect

Understand the preparation, surgery and recovery process needed for heart transplant.

Transplant Outcomes

Inspiring stories of patients who get a second chance from donated hearts.

25 Years of Heart Transplants

2010 marks the 25th anniversary of heart transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The program's medical director and cardiologist Greg Ewald, MD, talks about where the program began and where it is now.

 

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