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Programs & Services

Heart Transplant - Southern Alberta Transplant Program

Patients are revaluated by a multidisciplinary team and are followed by the team from listing for transplant to post transplant. Education regarding heart healthy lifestyle and transplantation is proved from time of referral. Education teaching booklets are provided. Patients may be followed as an outpatient or while waiting in the hospital. The transplant team follows post transplant patients for life.

Provides assessment, listing on the organ wait list, and follow-up for heart transplant clients, including:

  • assessing clients to see if they’re eligible for a heart transplant
  • education about management options for clients with advanced heart failure or cardiac disease
  • monitoring and management of clients while they’re being assessed for a heart transplant and while they’re on the cardiac transplant wait list
  • caring for clients admitted to the hospital while waiting for a heart transplant
  • caring for clients after the heart transplant surgery

Adults are followed through the Foothills Medical Centre and children are followed through the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The University of Alberta Heart Transplant Program works with both hospitals to follow clients.

Heart transplant surgery for all ages is done at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.

For more information, see the Southern Alberta Transplant Program website.

Contact Details

Foothills Medical Centre

Location Info
Room 532, North Tower
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 2T9
Getting There

Parking available

Foothills Medical Centre parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Closed statutory holidays and weekends.  For urgent medical attention after hours or on the weekend proceed to the nearest emergency department.  For an emergency call 911.

Service Providers May Include
dietitians, doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Clients must:

  • be capable of following a complex medical treatment plan
  • be motionally stable
  • have realistic attitudes towards illness, outcome and transplantation
  • have a support person before and after transplant
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services


University of Alberta Heart Transplant Program, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Blood Services

Also Known As
Cardiac Transplant Clinic
Heart Transplant Program