Heart transplant surgeons 

This surgery is being performed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Cardiologists who work with heart transplant patients

Pre-Transplant Coordinator

Post-Transplant Coordinators


  • Jay Eidem, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Matthew P. Lillyblad, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
  • Paige Skelton, PharmD, BCCP
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Welcome to the Heart Transplant Program

Welcome to the Abbott Northwestern Hospital/Minneapolis Heart InstituteĀ® Transplant Program. You have joined a small but growing number of people given this special gift.

The goal of a heart transplant is to both extend your life and improve your quality of life. The current 1-year survival rate for adults who received a new heart is 90.2 percent. The 1-year survival rate through Abbott Northwestern
Hospitalā€™s program is 91.7 percent.

Complete national and hospital-specific statistics are updated every January and July. Ask your transplant coordinator for details if you would like to see the information.


Heart transplant costs are an accepted surgery by Medicare and most insurance providers.

Forms and worksheets

Adobe Reader required to view worksheet Biopsy results

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Adobe Reader required to view worksheet Schedule of appointments

Other online resources

If you find information on a website, show it to your transplant coordinator. If you find a website that asks for you to register or that sells information or products and you are unsure about it, ask your transplant coordinator. Allina Health LifeSource United Network for Organ Sharing Medic Alert American Heart Association Medicare The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Your Prescription for Transplant Information Find out how to become an organ and tissue donor Department for Health and Human Services National Transplant Assistance Fund International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Care After Heart Transplant, cvs-ah-95405 (1/18)
First Published: 01/06/2013
Last Reviewed: 01/19/2018