Heart transplantation is considered in eligible patients with advanced heart failure who are not responding to device or medical therapy. In Canada there are approximately 170 cardiac transplants per year. There are 5-10 patients referred out of province per year for cardiac transplant. Locally, approximately 5-10 Ventricular Assist Devices are implanted per year as a bridge to transplant. Patients are assessed for consideration of transplant through the St. Boniface Hospital Heart Failure Clinic.
The primary goals of HeartLinks Manitoba are to promote organ donor awareness and to provide information and support for its members.