Children's Hospital Colorado

Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Heart Transplants

We are one of the largest programs in the country treating patients with heart problems from before birth through adulthood, with exceptional outcomes.

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When your child needs a heart transplant, the process can feel overwhelming. In addition to caring for a sick child, you’re also trying to navigate waiting lists, financial questions and hospital stays. 

We understand these challenges and are here to help. Our Pediatric Heart Transplant Program is one of the largest in the country. For more than 30 years, our experts have been performing lifesaving transplants for infants, children and teens.

Many questions come with the news that your child may need a heart transplant. Open the windows below to find answers about our Program, pediatric heart transplant evaluation and protocols at Children's Hospital Colorado's nationally ranked Heart Institute.

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Looking for a second opinion?

From heart conditions present at birth to adult congenital heart disease to heart conditions requiring surgery, our pediatric heart experts can provide a second opinion so you feel confident in your care plan.

Request a second opinion from our Heart Institute

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Honoring the gift of life

A very special donor is at the center of every transplant story. We thank the many families who help make our extraordinary care possible.

Learn more about organ and tissue donation