Pre-Heart Transplant Clinic


Ward 5C/D, Providence Building, St. Paul’s Hospital

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About this clinic

The Pre-Heart Transplant Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital is BC's only heart transplant program. Patients referred to this clinic have heart failure that is end-stage and no longer treatable any other way. A heart transplant comes from an organ donor (someone who has died and donated their organs). Heart transplantation is not always a good option for heart failure patients. Because of this, thorough considerations and assessment are done to see if it is the right treatment.

Patients with a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) are followed in this clinic as well. A VAD is also known as a mechanical heart.

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Closed on statutory holidays.


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Clinical trials & research

Advances in treatments for heart disease are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this field. Please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about heart disease. You can also help us find better ways to help people like you live and thrive. Even if you don't benefit directly, your participation can help care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information. You can also contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit Providence Research.

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