Heart transplantation is excellent therapy for patients with end-stage heart disease however a transplant is not suitable for everyone. Every potential heart transplant patient must be carefully assessed. The assessment phase starts when your specialist or family doctor refers you to the heart transplant team.
- You must be a BC resident with a Personal Care Card Number
- You must be referred by your heart specialist or family physician to the Heart Transplant Team at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver
A comprehensive profile of your personal, medical and family history will be compiled through the assessment process. All of this is important to help determine whether or not a heart transplant is suitable for you. You will be interviewed by various team members to determine whether transplantation is the best treatment option for you. You will also receive information that will help you decide whether you want to go ahead with the transplant.
Your Care Team:
The routine assessment includes consultation with the members of the transplant team comprised of a Cardiologist, Transplant Surgeon, Clinical Coordinator, Social worker, Dietitian and Psychologist.
If required, appointments will also be arranged with specialists from other disciplines.
For more information please contact:
Heart Transplant Program
St. Paul's Hospital
5C, Providence Building
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6