Penn Transplant Institute

Heart Transplant Research and Clinical Trials

Patients at Penn have access to clinical research and clinical trials investigating new treatments for congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Individuals with advanced heart failure may be considered for investigational mechanical heart pumps or new techniques in heart transplantation.

See below for heart transplant clinical trials conducted at Penn.

Human heart tissue protocol
Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT) Studies
Prevention of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy Using Rituximab (Rituxan) Therapy in Cardiac Transplantation
  • Investigator: Lee Goldberg, MD
A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter, Two-Parallel Arm Study Evaluating the Overall Efficacy and Safety of Desensitization Therapy on Selected Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation
  • Investigator: Lee Goldberg, MD

For more information about clinical trials at the Penn Transplant Institute, see Research & Clinical Trials.