Heart Transplant Program
The UAB Heart Transplant Program boasts one-year and three-year patient and graft survival rates that are better than the expected rates and U.S. averages. We are equally committed to treating heart failure through optimizing medical management and expanding the role of mechanical circulatory support devices, including LVADs, defibrillators, and pacemakers. UAB was among the first in the nation to implant a Berlin Heart, and we are Alabama’s only SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Certified Center. Our state-of-the-art, 23-bed Heart/Lung Transplant ICU cares for patients in the crucial first hours after surgery.