Heart Transplant Volumes and Outcomes

Children’s has patient survival rates that are higher than the national average for 30 days, one year and three years after transplant.

What does this data mean?
The graph shows the survival rates for our patients at 30 days, one year and three years after their heart transplant. Our patient survival rates are better than the national average. 

Why are patient survival rates important?
High survival rates mean more of our patients are doing well after their transplants. We are always working for 100 percent survival rates at Children’s.

How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?

  • Our pediatric heart transplant surgeons and team work together to make sure the child receives the best organ match possible.
  • After the transplant, our team follows each patient closely, including weekly clinic visits for the first few months after the transplant.
  • Our heart transplant team teaches families about how to care for their children before, during and after their transplants.
  • For our older patients, we have an Adolescent Transition Program to help them start preparing for adulthood.

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Jan. 2014 (for patients ages <18 years old and transplanted between 07/01/2010 and 12/31/2012 for the 30 day and one-year models and 01/01/2008 and 06/30/2010 for three-year models)