Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute's Adult Cardiac Transplant Heart Program at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood is the only one of its kind in Broward County—and one of only two programs in South Florida—to offer total heart care, including heart transplantation.
Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute received approval from UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) in April 2014 to launch an adult heart transplantation program at Memorial.
Prior to UNOS approval, statistics revealed a large number of patients did not have sufficient access to heart transplant services, prompting many to seek such services outside South Florida and even the state.
Our highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of cardiac specialists works together to provide comprehensive cardiac care to patients in need of a heart transplant, including individuals with:
Congenital heart disease
End-stage coronary disease or valvular disease
End-stage heart failure
The Adult Cardiac Transplant Heart Program is made up of a board-certified transplant cardiologist and cardiac surgeon with an established reputation in adult cardiac transplantation. Our high-caliber team also includes expertly trained:
Dedicated cardiac surgery team, including operating room nurses, perfusionists, heart surgery intensive care unit and heart surgery telemetry nurse, heart surgery advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants
Laboratory medicine/pathology experts
Physical therapy and rehabilitation services
State-of-the art catheterization lab and hybrid operating room
Transplant financial coordinator
Transplant/MCS/heart failure coordinators
Transplant social worker
Patients can expect an expeditious evaluation, determination for candidacy and listing. We will provide comprehensive patient and family-centered care throughout the continuum of the transplant process including assisting those patients who received heart transplantation at other institutions.