The University of Maryland Medical Center's Cardiothoracic Transplant Program has given new life, energy and possibilities to people whose lives had been restricted by debilitating disease.
In addition to those who have received heart or lung transplants, the program has greatly improved the lives of hundreds of other patients by identifying other treatments -- from advanced medicines to artificial heart pumps -- that successfully postponed or prevented the need for transplantation.
Our cardiothoracic transplant program is unique in the region in having the full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical options available to our patients. This allows us to tailor our approach to each patient. In addition, we are committed to developing promising new approaches to the care of patients with end-stage heart or lung disease.
The program is really made up of three separate programs: