Heart Transplant

The Best Heart Care In Indiana. Period.

All heart transplant and VAD procedures are provided at St.Vincent Heart Center.

Over the past 23 years, St.Vincent Transplant Services has earned a reputation as the most desirable destination for heart transplants in Indiana. According to Indiana Hospital Association data, we were the most active heart transplant program in the state in 2008 and 2009. We are home to highly skilled and experienced heart surgeons, world-class facilities, dedication to the newest technology and techniques, and "The Spirit of Caring" that's unique to St.Vincent.

A heart transplant might not be the only option for someone with end-stage heart disease. Our Transplant Services team has the experience necessary to help patients and their families weigh the options and make the right decisions. Our Cardiac Transplant program at St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana at 86th Street (located on the St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital campus) is a leader in implanting ventricular assist devices through our VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) program.

Patients with the following conditions may be candidates for transplant or VAD:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenial heart defects
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Life-threatening arrhythmia

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Our Heart Transplant Team

Our renowned heart transplant team includes specialists who deal specifically with the needs of heart transplant patients and their families:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Cardiologists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Cardiovascular Education Consultant
  • Social Workers
  • Cardiovascular/Transplant Pharmacists
  • Clinical Dietician
  • Chaplains from the St.Vincent Hospital Pastoral Care Department

Patient Referral Process

Heart transplant candidates are referred to the CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)/CT (Cardiac Transplant)/VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) Team at St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana at 86th Street. The team provides interdisciplinary input to evaluate all aspects of transplant patient eligibility. Integral to the process is extensive patient and family education, including treatment options and implications.

To find out more about St.Vincent Transplant Services, call (317) 338-6701 or e-mail your questions.

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