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If you find information on a web site, show it to your transplant coordinator to make sure it is medically correct. Reliable web sites include:

Returning to work or school

After your heart transplant, your goals are:

Did you know?

A heart transplant is not listed as a "disabling condition" by most government or private insurance providers.

  • better health
  • positive attitude
  • involvement in activities.

For example, many people find that their jobs are important ways to describe their self-worth. This may include taking care of their children, doing housework, volunteering, going to school, working at a job, or doing a hobby. Your activity choices will help restore your body and mind.

Your transplant team can help you return to your former activities, including work or school.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Care After Heart Transplant, cvs-ahc-95405 (4/13)

First published: 01/06/2013
Last updated: 01/06/2013

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department