At the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, more patients leave our center every year with new hearts and a renewed lease on life than any other program in New England. Within our CardioVascular Center are some of the top cardiology specialists in the nation in the areas of heart failure, cardiac transplant and mechanical cardiac circulatory support.
We performed our first heart transplant in 1985, more than 30 years ago. In 2016, we performed 56 heart transplants--more transplants than we have ever done in a single year. This placed us as one of the top 10 programs in the country for heart transplant volume and broke the previous New England record for heart transplants performed in one year (which stood at 37 procedures since 1991).
Today we continue to be a robust program and pride ourselves on providing individualized patient-centered care. Our team is also recognized as a leader in the implantation of ventricular assist devices (VADs). Most importantly, our outcomes following heart transplants and ventricular assist device implants are among the best in the country.
We proudly performed the heart transplants for the two Co-Founders of the HeartBrothers Foundation and consider Pat and Bob to be more than just patients--they are our life-long friends. We proudly support their Friendly Feud II event and ask that you join us. Every dollar counts. All proceeds will go toward helping heart failure patients in need and their loved ones as they deal with the travel, stress and financial burdens involved with advanced heart failure, LVADs and transplant.