A heart transplant can be an effective treatment for certain serious heart conditions but is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.
After a transplant, a child will need to take immunosuppressive (anti-rejection) medication every day for the rest of their life to prevent the body from rejecting the new heart.
Our guide gives you important information related to heart transplantation and attempts to answer some of the questions families and their children may have.
It is also intended to be used as a reference and to help lead families through the assessment stage to life after transplant.