Heart Transplant

Hahnemann’s experienced professionals have guided several hundred patients through the emotionally and physically challenging heart transplant procedure. From selection into the program through post-transplant follow-up care, the Center for Advanced Heart Failure strives to ensure that both the patients’ and their families’ needs are met.  Our mission is to promote an improved quality of life for our patients.

Heart transplants are typically performed when a patient does not respond to medication or other cardiac therapies.

The key to the program’s success is an experienced, highly skilled transplant team that includes surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, operating room personnel, social workers, psychologists, dietitians, rehabilitation specialists and many other professionals. The team works to meet every need faced by transplant candidates, including emotional, family and financial needs. Our specialized transplant coordinator guides patients through the emotionally and physically challenging heart transplantation process – from start to finish.

From selection into the program through post-transplant follow-up care, our Transplant Program strives to ensure that both the patients’ and their families’ needs are met.

Candidates for heart transplantation may experience one of these following conditions:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal syndrome
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Valvular disease
  • Serious cardiac issues untreatable by medication or other therapies

What is a Heart Transplant?

A heart transplant is a surgical procedure performed on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease. The procedure involves taking a healthy, working heart from a recently deceased organ donor and implanting it into the patient.

Meet Our Team

  • Wade L. Fischer, M.D. FACS

  • Joseph T. Costic, D.O.

  • Howard Eisen, MD, FACC, FACP

  • Shelley Hankins, MD

  • S. Farhan Hasni, MD

To find a heart transplant specialist right for you, call (215) 762-4200.