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After Heart Transplant

A heart transplant significantly alters your life with potentially great benefits. But receiving a transplant also means a lifetime of medication, frequent follow-up visits and ongoing monitoring by doctors and nurses at UVA.

After Leaving the Hospital

After leaving the hospital, you will need to:

  • Check your vital signs daily (temperature, weight, blood pressure and pulse)
  • Take prescribed medications
  • Take regularly scheduled routine lab tests (at a lab close to home)

Follow-Up Care

After the transplant, follow-up visits will include:

  • Regular monthly visits to the heart transplant clinic to check progress and catch any signs of organ rejection at the earliest point. We will biopsy your heart at each visit.
  • After the first year, clinic visits every three months (with biopsies twice a year).
  • During the third year after transplant, an annual visit and biopsy.
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