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Heart Disease and Transplants

The location of the heart in the body.

Candidates for a heart transplantation typically have heart failure that hasn’t been resolved through other treatments. Common causes include cardiomyopathy , congenital heart defects and heart damage from a heart attack.

Atlantic Health System’s heart failure program at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center partners with NYU Langone Transplant Institute to care for heart transplant patients. Expert care is coordinated between NYU Langone in New York and Morristown Medical Center close to home in New Jersey. 

Coordinated Care

Heart transplant care will begin at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center with our heart failure program. Our multidisciplinary team, which includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses, will evaluate your condition and perform a variety of tests to determine if a heart transplant is the best option for you. We’ll answer any questions you and your family may have. 

Heart Transplant Surgery

When a suitable heart becomes available, you’ll have surgery at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute. They offer an innovative surgical approach, experienced transplant team and a state-of-the-art facility.

After your transplant, you’ll have heart biopsies and frequent checkups with our specialized team at Morristown Medical Center. They’ll monitor you for infections or other complications and adjust your medications if needed.