Heart Transplant Program

<p>Heart Transplant Program</p>

No. 1 in the Nation

The Texas Children’s Heart Transplant Program is one of the largest pediatric heart transplant programs in the nation. Since 1984, Texas Children’s surgeons have performed more than 550 heart transplants in children, a benchmark reached by only a few programs in the United States. The comprehensive and highly experienced team at Texas Children’s Hospital has transplanted hearts in children from newborns to young adults, spanning the most complex and rarest cases in the world. Our Heart Transplant Program is backed by all the resources of the Texas Children’s Heart Center, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. The multidisciplinary transplant team is dedicated to providing your child and family with excellent family-centered medical care, education, and timely communication.

A Dedicated Multidisciplinary Team

Imagine an all-inclusive team of medical experts that collaborate to create a customized plan of care that is focused on your child and family’s needs. Our heart transplant program utilizes more than 40 different subspecialties, ensuring every part of your child’s care is addressed. From heart transplant surgeons, pediatric cardiologists and coordinators to dietitians, child-life specialists, social workers, pharmacists, and physical and occupational therapists, you can expect and extensive team approach throughout your child’s heart transplant care in our center.

Bridge to Transplant

Whether your child is in end-stage heart failure or has a complex congenital heart disease not improved by medical treatments and interventions,  our goal is to improve not only your child’s quality of life but to help them thrive on the road to transplant. For children who need mechanical circulatory support during the waiting period , we offer ventricular assist device (VAD) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a bridge to transplant that is tailored to your child's size, diagnosis and needs for both short- and long-term assistance.

The nation's #1 heart center

Proud to be ranked the best children’s heart center
in the country by U.S. News & World Report.