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. 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)

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 1 of only 5 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. This is one of the most successful collaborative programs in the country and together, we have performed over 1200 heart transplants since starting in 1985.

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.