At the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center, our heart transplant specialists are dedicated exclusively to treating patients with advanced heart failure.
As a result of this specialized focus, our team members are leading experts in the field. Our specialists work together to provide expert, individualized care for each patient.
Your Care Team: Experts in Heart Transplant Care
Your heart transplant team includes:
- Cardiologists and surgeons: These specialized physicians treat heart failure and other heart conditions that lead to transplantation. They help manage your condition before and after transplant surgery or surgery to implant a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).
- Nurse coordinators: Nurse coordinators organize all aspects of your care before and after the transplant. They educate you about the entire process, coordinate diagnostic testing and help make sure you receive all necessary follow-up care. Many of our nurses are CCTC certified (certified clinical transplant coordinator).
- Social workers and financial coordinators: These professionals will help you and your family manage lodging and transportation, finances and legal issues.
- Pharmacists: Our dedicated pharmacists will monitor your medications while you are in the hospital and at clinic visits.
- Dietitian: Our dietitians will help manage your nutrition before and after transplantation.
- Primary care physician or referring cardiologist: Your primary care physician and primary referring cardiologist are a critical part of the transplant team. They will work with your transplant team to provide continuing care to you following transplant.
- Other care team members: Our team also includes anesthesiologists, hematologists, infectious disease specialists and psychologists. These professionals will help with your transplant evaluation and care.
For more information about the heart transplant program at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center, call 855.925.0631.