People with end-stage heart failure who haven't been successfully treated with other options may be candidates for heart transplant. Heart failure may be caused by many conditions.
People with many heart conditions may be eligible for a heart transplant, including:
Doctors will determine whether a heart transplant may be safe and beneficial for you. Your treatment team will also evaluate you to determine whether a heart transplant or an alternative therapy may be the most appropriate treatment option for your condition. Children and adults may be candidates for a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic.
To evaluate whether you're a candidate for a heart transplant, doctors will:
If your doctors and transplant team determine you're a candidate for a heart transplant, your treatment team will explain benefits and risks of a transplant. Your transplant coordinator and other members of your treatment team will explain to you what to expect before, during and after your transplant.