The Norton Children’s Heart Institute Heart Transplant Clinic offers a holistic, convenient approach to care after a heart transplant. The weekly clinic allows patients to see a multidisciplinary team of clinicians from across the Norton Children’s and UofL Physicians network.
Norton Children’s Hospital has been a pioneer in pediatric heart transplant surgery. The hospital was the country’s second site of a successful infant heart transplant and the first in Kentucky, performed in 1986. Our program has some of the oldest living pediatric heart transplant patients — three individuals who received transplants in 1987.
Heart Transplant Care Tailored for Each Child
Children can have many complicated health issues after a heart transplant. This clinic gives children and families access to heart transplant and heart failure specialists, a psychologist, a social worker and other services in one convenient location.
In addition, patients and their families at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, are assigned a nurse navigator who works to make sure they have resources to ease a stressful time and connect to the best care available. The nurse navigator’s job is to make sure the child’s care is convenient, accessible, friendly and as easy as possible.
The Norton Children’s Heart Institute Transplant Clinic allows clinicians to review and make informed decisions together to help catch issues early and improve quality of care.
Norton Children’s Heart Institute Transplant Clinic specialties
Children receive care from:
- Heart failure and heart transplant specialists
- Infectious disease specialists
- Social workers