Is a heart transplant right for you?

A heart transplant is a treatment option for a small number of carefully selected patients with advanced heart failure

Key points

  • Having a heart transplant improves the quality and length of life for most patients
  • It is not a 100% perfect solution, as there are risks as well as benefits
  • Tests will be needed to determine if you are able to have a heart transplant
  • Heart transplants are not suitable for all patients with chronic heart disease

Discuss your options with your heart doctor (cardiologist)

If you’re considering a heart transplant, your first step is to talk to your heart doctor. 

If you and your doctor agree a heart transplant may be a good treatment for you, they will arrange for you to have a series of tests.

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