Mechanical Circulatory Support (CMS)

For patients seeking support for their heart while waiting for transplant, mechanical circulatory 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 about mechanical circulatory support (CMS).

Heart Transplantation

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

Learn more about heart transplant.


UTAH Cardiac (Utah Transplant Affiliated Hospitals)

University of Utah Health currently provides advanced heart failure and transplant services to patients in 19 different states across the nation.

Working closely with the Salt Lake Veteran's Affairs Hospital, U of U Health is one of only five centers in the country that performs heart transplants for our veterans.

U of U Health is a founding member of the U.T.A.H. Cardiac Transplant group (which includes University of Utah Hospital, VA Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, and Primary Children's Hospital—all in Salt Lake City, Utah). This is one of the most successful collaborative programs in the country and together, we have performed over 1350 heart transplants since starting in 1985.

We provide the highest level of clinical expertise and excellent results to patients with heart failure throughout the Mountain West.