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Heart Transplantation Program Benefits

  • The success of the Center for Heart Failure resides in our commitment to manage heart failure through all four stages, starting with prevention.
  • A multidisciplinary team approach leads to a comprehensive understanding of heart failure, ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. The team includes skillful nurses and nurse practitioners who play an active role in providing optimal patient care that is comprehensive, efficient and accessible.
  • Access to the Cardiac Behavioral Medicine service is available for patients to address depression, anxiety, stress, changes in lifestyle behaviors (e.g., smoking cessation, weight loss), adjustment and acceptance of cardiac diagnosis, and emotional preparation for heart transplantation surgery.
  • Ongoing research that includes clinical research trials of the latest devices and drugs helps to ensure that patients receive the best care for heart failure and heart transplantation in the country.
  • A basic and important philosophy that encourages continual and open communication with referring physicians so that they may remain involved in their patient's care.

Contact Us Today

For more information regarding heart transplant or to obtain a consultation, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 1-866-662-8467 or request a first time appointment online.

Clinical Trials

For more information regarding clinical trials related to heart failure, please visit the Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern, send an email or call 312-926-4000. 
Last UpdateJune 6, 2013