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