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Programs & Services

Adult Heart Transplant Program

Provides transplants for people who have heart failure and meet the program's eligibility criteria.

Provides transplants for people who have end stage lung only or heart-lung organ failure, and who meet the program's eligibility criteria.
The Transplant Program provides assessment for patients with end stage organ failure, which includes but is not limited to:

  • medical, surgical and psychosocial assessment
  • diagnostic investigations
  • consultation with specialists

If a patient is deemed suitable for organ transplant, the Transplant Program will:

  • list the candidate for organ transplant
  • monitor the candidate alongside the primary care physician while listed for transplant
  • provide transplant education and support the candidate through the transplant experience

If a patient receives an organ transplant they will be followed by a Transplant Program lifelong.

Contact Details

Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Location Info
11220 83 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7

Parking stalls, ramps, elevators, and washrooms

Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Parking Map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm


Closed on statutory holidays.

Service Providers May Include
multidisciplinary transplant team

Patients are assessed by the heart transplant team using tests and interviews to see if they’re good candidates for surgery. Clients are considered for a heart transplant if it’s likely the surgery will help the person live longer and have a better quality of life.

Clients are assessed for:

  • how urgent their need is
  • health and medical history
  • medical test results

Clients should:

  • be able to follow a complex medical treatment plan
  • be emotionally stable
  • have social support
  • have realistic attitudes about their illness and the transplant surgery
Service Access

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

Wait Times

Once assessed and accepted for transplant, the waiting period for transplant varies dependent on donor availability and recipient match.

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

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services