Returning to your regular doctor

It is important to keep in contact with your regular doctor or health care provider between transplant clinic visits.

Please see your regular doctor to check the following:

  • listen to your lungs and heart
  • check your blood pressure, temperature, pulse
  • review your medicines
  • have lab work

Be sure to tell the transplant staff if you change doctors or clinics, or if your doctor's address or phone number changes.

When you see your doctor on a regular basis, he or she can more easily find issues with your health. He or she can give you annual screenings and be a good resource for health care issues other than with your heart.

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

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