This talk with discuss the indications for, contraindications to, and expected outcomes after heart transplant with a focus on the New Zealand and Australian experience. I will discuss the transplant assessment process and listing criteria. Perioperative and long term management of heart transplant patients will be covered. Post heart transplant outcomes (morbidity and mortality) will be discussed.
I will discuss organ donation with a focus on the donor heart, covering what criteria we use to determine if a heart with be suitable for transplant.
At the end of the talk attendees will have an understanding of which patients are likely to benefit from heart transplantation and the short and long term outcomes after transplant.