Currently, more than 25 million people suffer from heart failure, and of those 25 million, over 630,000 will die as a result of the condition (according to the CDC). At Jewish Hospital, the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center is making strides in research, advancements and technology to decrease the mortality rates and provide life saving options for individuals suffering from this disease.
Jewish Hospital works closely with University of Louisville School of Medicine faculty to pursue advanced transplant research, develop new technologies, promote enhanced educational programs and provide the finest pre- and post-transplant patient care available in the region. It is this level of commitment that paved the way for the first heart transplant in Kentucky performed at Jewish Hospital in 1984. Since then, over 300 heart transplants have occurred here, thanks to an invaluable multidisciplinary team approach taken by The Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center.
For more information about the way Jewish Hospital is caring for patients with heart failure, click here to learn about specific treatment programs. Jewish also offers a Transplant Pharmacy to all past and current transplant recipients. For more information about the pharmacy, click here.
Whether you’re looking for a program to deal with Congenital Heart Failure, or awaiting a transplant, Jewish Hospital has a caring team designed to walk you through the process, every step of the way.
For transplant referral information, contact the Transplant Center via email or call 1-800-866-7539 and follow the organ-specific telephone prompts. Jewish also offers a Transplant Pharmacy to all past and current transplant recipients. For more information about the pharmacy, click here.
For transplant list information and waiting times, click here.
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