Loren Semones, RN, ANP-BC, believes heart transplantation is a good option for patients with heart failure who have no other options. It gives them hope for a second chance.
“I’ve seen many heart transplant patients enjoy an excellent quality of life, even have children, write books, or walk their daughters down the aisle,” she says.
With extensive experience in heart transplantation and treatment of heart failure, Loren has worked with Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates since 2006, specializing in management of patients with congestive heart failure, end-stage heart disease, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. For five years prior, Loren was the Heart Transplant coordinator and Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator at The Methodist Hospital, working with the Heart Failure and Transplant Program. She developed and initiated pre and post transplant protocols, developed the hospital’s Transplant Policy and Procedure Manual and the Transplant Patient Education Manual. Before joining Methodist, Loren was a staff RN on the Transplant Floor and Transplant ICU at Houston’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.