Vanderbilt Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Supprt

Heart transplant program reaches new record

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed a record number of heart transplants in 2017, surpassing the 2016 milestone and securing its place as the second-busiest heart transplant program in the country.

Tenacity, teamwork, love, drive heart patient’s treatment journey

Sixty-six year-old Frank Donatelli knew the $39 he spent to join eHarmony was worth it.

Novel approach expanded transplant patient’s options

South Carolina resident Amy Binkley is used to making tough decisions for her daughter, Savannah Parks.

VUMC testing new system to keep donor hearts viable longer

For decades the miracle of organ donation has relied on an ice cooler. Until now.

Large vs small sphere

Larger transplant centers produce improved outcomes: study

How many heart transplant programs do we really need? That was a question posed by a group of investigators, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Ashish Shah, M.D., in a novel study that used a computerized algorithm to highlight the value of high-volume transplant centers with corresponding improved outcomes.