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The heart transplant program at UK Transplant Center offers
comprehensive care for transplant patients. Our heart transplant program was
founded in 1991, and since that time we have performed hundreds of heart
transplants for patients with end-stage heart disease. In fact, UK Transplant
Center holds the record for the most heart transplants in one year by a single
center in Kentucky.
Our highly trained doctors and nurses specialize in the
complex medical needs of heart transplant patients, while our team’s social
workers, pharmacists, nutritionists and support staff offer personalized plans
to help our patients and their families throughout the entire transplant
process — before, during and after surgery.
Advanced technology is a critical part of our program, which
offers mechanical circulatory support and left ventricular assist devices, or
LVADs, as part of our heart failure and transplant care. These technologies
help make it possible for our transplant team to offer patients the highest
level of care.
Congenital heart disease
Congestive heart failure
Combined heart-lung transplant
Total artificial heart
Ventricular assist devices
For additional information about transplant, visit the Web sites
listed below. These sites are reputable organizations that offer
Our support group meets on the first Monday of each month, except in September when we meet on the second Monday. The meetings are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with lunch provided at each meeting. Participants can meet at the Donor Wall in Chandler Hospital - Pavilion H, next to the entrance to the Gill Heart Institute, and we will take you back all together to the meeting location in Room HA110. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions, you can contact Tamra Halcomb at 859-323-3517 or Donna Dennis at 859-323-4938.