The Henry Ford Transplant Institute has been a leader in heart transplant since we performed Detroit’s first in 1985. As the only hospital in Detroit, and just one of three in Michigan offering adult heart transplant, Henry Ford provides a complete range of heart failure treatments.
Why Henry Ford?
Expertise: In addition to their transplant knowledge, our specialists helped pioneer the use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) and other systems for mechanical circulatory support. VADs can serve as a bridge to transplant while you wait for a donor organ. They can also provide a longer-term alternative as destination therapy. Your heart transplant team works closely with specialists from our award-winning Heart and Vascular Institute.
Full range of heart failure care: In addition to support devices and transplants, we offer medication therapies and cardiac rehabilitation.
Multiple organ transplants: If you need more than a heart transplant, Henry Ford offers the care you need. Our transplant surgeons successfully performed Michigan’s first simultaneous heart and liver transplant in 2014.
Personalized care that’s “All For You”
We develop a personalized plan for your specific health needs. Nurses serve as heart transplant coordinators and guide you through each step. Staff members at our guest services help you and your family with travel, lodging and other needs. You also can connect with other patients through a monthly support group. Find out more by viewing our transplant patient stories.