Pediatric Heart Transplant Process

Deciding to go forward with a pediatric heart transplant for a child is a very serious and important decision.

Providing education for patients and families begins immediately once a patient has been referred to the Children’s Heart Transplant program. The purpose of providing education is to inform the potential heart transplant recipient and family about the entire pediatric heart transplant process through a variety of mediums, both pre- and post-transplant, to ultimately improve the outcomes of any procedure.

Patient Family Educational Resources

Pediatric Heart Transplant Team

The nurse coordinator will issue and facilitate education/resources through the collaboration of the multidisciplinary heart transplant team. This team includes heart transplant surgeons, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, social workers, child psychiatrists/psychologists, child life specialists, financial coordinators and clinical nutritionists.