The Stanford Hospital Heart Transplant Program features a
specialized team of surgeons, cardiologists, pathologists,
immunologists, psychiatrists, and infectious disease specialists who
are committed to providing the most advanced heart failure and
transplant therapies in a state-of-the-art facility. Our mission is to
provide outstanding clinical care, education and support throughout
the transplant process. People in need of a heart transplant will also
receive expert care, support and guidance from Stanford's transplant
nurse coordinators, physical therapists, social workers, financial
coordinators, dieticians, pharmacists and specially trained nursing staff.
This unusual procedure, known as a "domino" transplant, occurs when one recipient receives a heart-lung transplant from a deceased donor, while the existing healthy heart of the heart-lung recipient is given to a second patient. The rare procedure has only been performed eight times at Stanford, last in 1994.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.