Cardiac Mechanical Support (CMS)

For patients seeking support for their heart while waiting for transplant, cardiac mechanical support (CMS) is a good option. CMS provides short- or long-term cardiac support through a ventricular assist device (VAD). Transplant specialists can help patients with this VAD therapy as they wait for heart transplantation. Learn more.

Heart Transplantation

A treatment for heart failure, heart transplantation is a specialty available at University of Utah Health Care. Working with a multidisciplinary team, our specialists deliver the best possible heart care before, throughout, and after heart transplantation. Learn more.

UTAH Cardiac (Utah Transplant Affiliated Hospitals)

The University of Utah Hospital participates in UTAH Cardiac, which is one of the most successful collaborative heart transplant programs in the country. The UTAH Cardiac Transplant Program uses the specialized skills and resources of the four main transplant hospitals in Salt Lake City:

With these collaborators, we provide the highest level of clinical expertise to all patients with heart failure throughout the Intermountain West. This program also has one of the best survival rates in the country.