Heart Transplant at Johns Hopkins

In 1968, the first heart transplant has been performed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was followed by the official heart transplant program launch in 1983. The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center partners with Johns Hopkins heart specialists for heart procedures. We developed an approach to treating congestive heart failure that is reducing hospital admissions, improving the quality of life for patients and lowering mortality rates. Besides an aggressive medical approach, the program stresses intensive education and lifestyle counseling.

Heart Transplant | Orlando's Story

Orlando DeFelice developed idiopathic cardiomyopathy from a virus and within a year, was in need of a heart transplant. He received his heart transplant in August of 1983, the second heart transplant ever at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In August of 2013, he celebrated the 30th anniversary of his transplant.