Heart Transplant Program
About the Heart Transplant Program
The Heart Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital Boston is one of the largest pediatric heart transplant centers in the country. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of:
- cardiac surgeons
- cardiac anesthesiologists
- advanced practice nurses
- physical therapists
- cardiac pathologists
- infectious disease specialists
- transplant pharmacists
- transplant coordinators
- social workers
- child life specialists
Together, we are dedicated to caring for some of the most acute cardiac patients in the country.
- More than 60 percent of heart transplant evaluations are for patients with complex congenital heart disease.
- The remainder of the patients evaluated for transplant have a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy that has failed maximal medical management.
Our program makes frequency use of Children’s advanced cardiac catheterization lab. Here, we can visualize what’s happening in the heart in fine detail, and take measurements of blood pressure and flow. Our colleagues specializing in interventional cardiology can even make a number of repairs with catheterization, like expanding narrowed passages and closing holes.