To determine if you will benefit from a heart transplant, both you and your family will go through an extensive evaluation. During this process you will undergo tests, meet our staff, learn about transplantation, and have your concerns about heart transplantation addressed. Some of the tests include:
- Laboratory bloodwork
- Echocardiogram – an ultrasound test that provides pictures of your heart's valves and chambers
- Right heart catheterization – a procedure to evaluate the heart valve function and the volume of blood circulating through your heart
- Exercise stress test
As part of the patient’s health care journey, we also consult with your family members to ensure you receive the support you need throughout the entire transplant process.