Heart Transplant Services

 

Constance McKinney

Carey King

 

The Lutheran Transplant Center team has been delivering heart transplant services for more than 30 years, providing clinical expertise and patient support every step of the way -- from pretransplant monitoring to post-surgical care. Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Transplant cardiologists
  • Cardiovascular surgeons
  • Specially trained anesthesiologists
  • Medical transplant specialists
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Cardiopulmonary rehab specialists

Lutheran Heart Center - Mark JonesThe center’s surgical team has performed hundreds of heart transplants, providing many patients with 15 to 20 additional years of life.

First Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Certification in the Region

Mark Jones, MD, FACC, co-medical director of Lutheran Hospital's heart transplant program, was the first physician in northern Indiana and the fourth in the state to earn certification in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Kristen Maurice, DO, board certified cardiologist and a member of the advanced heart failure team, is board eligible in this highly specialized area of care.

Lutheran Heart Center - Kristen MauriceDrs. Jones and Maurice evaluate and manage patients with a range of complex conditions, including:

  • Advanced heart failure
  • Implanted devices, including ventricular assist devices (VAD)
  • Patients awaiting heart transplantation
  • Heart transplant patients

Benefits of Lutheran Transplant Center

The Lutheran Transplant Center provides:

  • Medical expertise closer to home, including services in Fort Wayne and a clinic in Valparaiso
  • Shorter wait times to heart transplant than the national average
  • Easy access to the additional specialty care within Lutheran Health Network

For additional information about heart transplant services, contact the Lutheran Transplant Center at (260) 435-6275 or (800) 385-3550.

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