What to expect if you have been referred for a heart transplant
Let us coordinate your care. Our experienced coordinators will hold your hands through this delicate process.
You will be scheduled to meet with various members of the heart transplant team in Temple, including the financial counselor, the social worker, coordinators, one of our dedicated heart failure cardiologists and one of our heart failure transplant and VAD surgeons.
We encourage all patients to bring as many family members as possible to these important meetings where all questions can be answered and shared input may lead to better long-term treatment choices.
Some patients may qualify to be admitted to the hospital and have most of the diagnostic studies performed during a short two-day stay.
Once the diagnostic studies are completed and meetings with the various team members are completed, our selection committee will meet (every Tuesday) to discuss the best options of treatment, your preferences, limitations and final planning.