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Heart Transplant

At UofL Health – we have successfully performed over 500 heart transplants and our patient outcomes surpass most in the country. UofL Physicians’ transplant experts pursue advanced transplant research, develop new technologies, promote enhanced educational programs, and provide the finest pre-transplant and post-transplant patient care available in the region; all of which help decrease the mortality rates and provide life-saving options for individuals suffering from heart failure. 

Patient Stories 

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Conditions & Treatments

A heart transplant is a life saving cure for a variety of advanced heart conditions including advanced heart failure, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and heart valve diseases. In addition, a heart transplant can greatly enhance your quality of life. People who are most qualified for a heart transplant are in the last stages of heart disease, meaning your symptoms show with mild activity or resting. 

Factors that can help decide if you might be a candidate for a heart transplantation include:

  • Stage and severity of your heart disease
  • Age
  • Height & weight
  • Risks of surgery
  • Treatment plan before and after the heart transplantation

Could you be a candidate for a lung transplant? For an appointment with a heart transplant specialist, please fill out our contact form.

If you are a physician who would like to refer a patient, complete and fax the advanced heart failure referral form to  502-587-4384.

Our Locations & Doctors

Siddharth Pahwa, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon

Mark Slaughter, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon – Surgical Director

UofL Health – Trager Transplant Center
UofL Health – Jewish Hospital
220 Abraham Flexner Way, 3rd Floor
Louisville, KY 40202

Advanced Heart Failure/VAD referrals: 502-587-2883
Heart/Lung Referrals: 502-587-4384

UofL Health – Advanced Heart Failure Therapies Center
UofL Health – Rudd Heart & Lung Center
201 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 1001
Louisville, KY 40202

UofL Physicians – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
UofL Health – Rudd Heart & Lung Center
201 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 1200
Louisville, KY 40202

Physician Resources & Patient Education