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Carolinas HealthCare System - Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute - Heart Failure Transplant Program

You Can Manage Your Heart Failure.
The Right Care Makes it Possible.

At Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, you get the expert care you need
to manage your heart failure and get back to doing what you love.

Nationally Recognized Heart Failure and Transplant Care

If you have advanced heart failure, you can manage it with world-class care from Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. From congestive heart failure to pulmonary hypertension, our comprehensive program treats every heart failure condition.

We’re recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital for heart failure, placing us in the top 10% of hospitals nationally. Here’s what you can expect from our team:

Advanced Treatment Options

From medication and lifestyle management to surgery and heart transplant, Sanger offers every type of treatment you need to manage your heart failure. Our care offerings include:

  • 30 years of heart transplant expertise from the region’s only heart transplant program
  • The care you need until you’re able to get a transplant, including left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and the total artificial heart
  • Additional surgical and minimally invasive options including bypass surgery, heart valve surgery and implantable heart devices
  • Our award-winning Heart Success program, which uses a team approach to address every aspect of your heart health and lower your chances of returning to the hospital

Leading Outcomes from the Region’s Only Transplant Center

We’re the only heart transplant program in the Charlotte region, and the first center in the Carolinas to transplant a total artificial heart. And our heart transplant program offers top outcomes, including consistently shorter hospital stays and some of the best transplant survival rates in the nation.

Team-Based Care

Our world-class team includes board-certified physicians and surgeons, specially trained nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and patient navigators and social workers – all working together for you.

To make an appointment or speak with a specialist, call 704-512-2785 or complete the form on this page.

If you are a physician or physician's office, please call 704-355-8816.

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Meet some of our heart transplant patients.


Meet Milt. A rare and dangerous condition ravaged his heart and left him in need of a transplant. But a new heart gave him a second chance - and a new outlook on life.


Meet James. He's Sanger's oldest living transplant patient, with a "new" heart that's been going strong for nearly 30 years.


With more than 100 physicians and 20 care locations across the Carolinas, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute delivers the region's most complete and experienced cardiovascular care.


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