Temple’s Advanced Heart Failure, Circulatory Support, & Transplantation Program offers patients a wide range of treatments for conditions that lead to heart failure. Our goal is to help improve the function of your heart, diagnose and treat your condition, and relieve your symptoms so you can lead a longer, happier life.
We offer the latest advances in medical, device and surgical therapy — including heart transplantation or a heart pump — for patients who have had other treatments that are no longer effective.
In 2019, Temple expanded its heart transplant criteria to help even more patients qualify for these life-saving surgeries. Many other heart transplant centers have strict cutoffs due to age or medical conditions, but our guidelines allow us to consider each patient individually.
Our decisions are based on many factors, including your unique medical and personal history. These broader criteria mean we often accept and qualify patients who other hospitals turn down for transplantation.