Heart Failure & Transplant Program

Heart Failure and Transplant Program

OHSU's Heart Failure and Transplant Program treats patients with advanced heart failure using the most innovative therapies and compassionate, patient-centered approach. For appointments, call 503 494-1775.


Howard Song, M.D., Ph.D.

Howard Song - Surgey Director, Heart Failure & Transplant Program at OHSUDr. Song is Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgery Director for the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at OHSU. He is an expert in heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices and has performed more of these procedures than any surgeon in the region.

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Treatment Options

Heart failure occurs most commonly when the heart does not contract with enough force, which means the heart fails to pump as much blood as the body needs to function. When this occurs, the body does not receive adequate oxygen which can cause a back-up in the lungs and veins which will eventually increase the severity of the heart condition.

There are numerous causes of heart failure but our team of experts will work together to find the right treatment for each patient.

Heart failure treatment options include:

When non-surgical treatments aren't enough, a heart transplant may be the only option. OHSU cardiac surgeons are leading experts in their field and have performed hundreds of heart transplants with great success.

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503 494-1775


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3303 SW Bond Avenue, 9th floor
Portland, OR 97239

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