Being diagnosed with advanced heart failure is often a confusing and frightening time for both you and your family. Find comfort and confidence when you entrust your care to our heart transplant team. 

As the only heart transplant center in the region, we have performed over 450 heart transplants since the program’s inception. 

Our team has experience in:

  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Genetic cardiomyopathy
  • A diverse groups of cardiac diseases
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Congenital heart disease
  • And other heart conditions

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What to expect 

We understand that you’ll have lots of questions and concerns at your first visit. During this time, we will review your past medical history, assess your current condition and review your treatment options. If you need advanced therapies, we will explain the transplant evaluation process in detail so you’ll have a better understanding of what to expect. 

Our dedicated team of specialists work collectively with your physician, pharmacist and other providers to give you the best quality of care delivered as efficiently as possible. Together, we provide education, conduct a thorough evaluation of your health, and create a detailed care plan to make the right treatment available to you.

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine 

Proven outcomes

When undergoing a heart transplant, survival is the most important outcome for you and your loved ones. Our transplant team has a proven success in taking the sickest patients through the transplantation process, with high-quality outcomes including higher one-year survival rates compared to other transplant programs. Learn more about our program's ratings through the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

Comprehensive care options

Nebraska Medicine is the only center in the region to offer all therapy options for management of advanced heart failure. Our experience and knowledge in management of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) as well as heart transplantation allows patients to hear about all possible options to allow them to make the choice that’s right for them.

Continuum of care

While heart transplantation is often the ultimate goal, some patients may not be candidates for transplant right away. We use ventricular assist devices to serve as a bridge to transplant.

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  • Meet our heart transplant team

    Our team of physicians is supported by a multidisciplinary group of specialists.

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  • Heart transplant eligibility requirements

    The following criteria will help determine if you are a transplant candidate.

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  • Heart transplant evaluation and process

    The Nebraska Medicine heart transplant process begins with a thorough evaluation of your health to help us provide the best possible treatment and care.

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  • The support you'll receive during heart transplant

    We provide you with guidance and support along the way.

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  • Care after a heart transplant

    Our transplant team goes beyond the expected to make sure you're ready to heal and care for yourself from the comforts of your own home.

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  • Heart transplant patient education

    We continue to update information and provide additional resources as they come available.

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  • Saving more lives

    We use donation after cardiac death, Hepatitis C hearts and other resources to save more lives.

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  • External resources our transplant team recommends

    Our transplant team also recommends taking a look at these additional helpful resources.

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  • New heart, new life

    New heart, new life

    Seven years ago, Diane James was driving down I-80 with her son-in-law when she felt her heart flutter. Then it jumped. She knew something wasn’t quite right and told him, “Please take me to the hospital right away.”

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Joint Commission Certified

Integrated Joint Commission Certified Heart Failure Program: 2007 to Present

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