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
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
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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Omaha, NE 68144
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Omaha, NE 68105
Meet our heart transplant team
Our team of physicians is supported by a multidisciplinary group of specialists.View More
Heart transplant eligibility requirements
The following criteria will help determine if you are a transplant candidate.View More
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.View More
The support you'll receive during heart transplant
We provide you with guidance and support along the way.View More
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.View More
Heart transplant patient education
We continue to update information and provide additional resources as they come available.View More
Saving more lives
We use donation after cardiac death, Hepatitis C hearts and other resources to save more lives.View More
External resources our transplant team recommends
Our transplant team also recommends taking a look at these additional helpful resources.View More