Despite the advances in the treatment of heart failure, many patients will continue to progress to advanced end-stage heart failure. For these patients, heart transplant remains the most effective treatment option.
The Transplant Center at Carolinas Medical Center includes one of the busiest heart transplant programs in North and South Carolina.
Heart surgeons performed the first heart transplant at CMC in 1986. Since that time, CMC physicians have completed more than 400 newborn, pediatric and adult heart transplants.
"[LVAD] is a lifesaving procedure that hasn't ever been available in this area until now."
- Sanjeev Gulati, MD
In addition to heart transplant, we offer left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), a device designed to assist your heart in pumping blood from the main pumping chamber (left ventricle) to the rest of your body.
In the critically ill patient awaiting transplantation, the LVAD serves as a bridge-to-transplant by mimicking the functions of a healthy human heart.