Heart Transplant Program

The UCSF Heart Transplant Program has performed more than 250 transplants since its first transplant in March 1989.

Heart failure affects nearly 5 million Americans and causes or contributes to as many as a quarter of a million deaths each year. It is a progressive condition in which the heart muscle weakens and gradually loses its ability to pump enough blood to supply the body.

More people are surviving heart attacks but are then left with weakened hearts, so heart failure is the only major cardiovascular disorder on the rise. Between 400,000 and 700,000 new cases are reported every year.

Heart transplants are the most advanced treatment for end-stage heart disease, which is the final phase of heart disease when no other effective treatment remains.

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