The Heart Transplant Program at OHSU is the largest and longest-running heart transplant program in the region. Each heart transplant patient receives care from a multi-disciplinary team of cardiologists, surgeons, transplant nurse coordinators, financial coordinator, social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists and patient services coordinators, all who specialize in the care of patients with advanced heart failure. Together, this team of specialists evaluates and treats heart failure patients with the most appropriate advanced therapies available, including heart transplantation.
For some patients, a heart transplant is the only possible treatment option. OHSU cardiac surgeons have performed more than 600 heart transplants, and OHSU is the only hospital in Oregon where heart transplants are certified by Medicare and Medicaid.After the transplant, we provide regular monitoring for complications, 24-hour availability for diagnosis and treatment, and close coordination between you and the transplant team to ensure a long and full life. OHSU transplant results and outcome are the best in the Northwest, far exceeding the national average determined by the United Network of Organ Sharing.