The process of heart transplantation takes a team effort from evaluation to recovery. Your heart transplant team consists of nurses, physicians, surgeons, dietitians, social workers, and cardiac rehabilitation specialists who work with each patient and their family to aid in the success of their heart transplant.
The more you and your family know about your heart transplant prior to heart transplant surgery, the better your long-term outcome after heart transplantation will be. Our goal is to relieve some of your anxiety about heart transplantation and help you enjoy the outcomes following your heart transplant.
The Heart Transplant Team is a group of physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists, social workers, and other health care team members who are experts in the field of heart transplantation. Cleveland Clinic's Heart Transplant Team is dedicated to a coordinated approach to the care of the heart transplant patient. This approach starts with the evaluation, continues through the heart transplant surgery, and follows through to recovery following transplant.
If you or your local cardiologist have questions or concerns related to heart transplantation, please contact your physician at Cleveland Clinic.
Following your heart transplant, any medical problems, questions, outpatient appointments, biopsy results, medication changes, etc. post-transplant will be handled by the heart transplant coordinators, extension 56590. The office number is 800.223.2273 or 216.445.6590.
If heart transplant personnel are unavailable, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Messages are checked frequently during the day.