One of the Nation's Best Hospitals for Heart Care

With 35 years of heart transplantation experience, trust the nationally-recognized cardiac care available at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute.

Saint Luke's Heart Transplant Program

For 35 years, Saint Luke’s has been recognized as the leader of heart transplantation in the region.

The Saint Luke’s Heart Transplant Program ranks among the top 10* for adult heart transplant programs and number one in Kansas City by U.S. News & World Report, and has consistently achieved excellent short- and long-term survival rates. In 2019, we completed our 850th heart transplant, making us one of only 23 programs in the country to have achieved this milestone.

  • Nationally-Recognized Excellence – In the top five percent in the world among programs that perform an average of 40 or more heart transplants yearly, according to the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
  • Shorter Waiting Times – More than 80 percent of our patients are transplanted within a year of joining the national waiting list and we have a shorter wait time than nine of the nation’s top 10 heart transplant programs.
  • Comprehensive Care – Our team is with you every step of the way through your transplantation journey. We’ll provide all the resources you need, from the preoperative evaluation to many years of follow-up care.
  • Virtual Visits Available – Schedule a video appointment and be seen by one of our cardiologists from the comfort of your home. Call 816-932-3264 to schedule a virtual visit.


Need a cardiologist? Schedule an appointment with a Saint Luke's heart expert by filling out the form below.


Expert Heart Care

Saint Luke's ranks among the nation’s best for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Our board-certified cardiologists and surgeons provide a range of services from a CardioScan diagnostic test, to treatment for heart disease and Afib, to valve replacements and other complex procedures. It's the most advanced, comprehensive heart care available.

Schedule a consultation with a Saint Luke’s heart expert by calling 816-932-3264 or fill out the form below and we'll contact you.