Our heart transplant survival rates — 95% one-year survival — exceed national averages and are among the best in the world.
For patients transplanted between 07/01/2008 and 12/31/2010 for the 1 month and 1 year models; between 01/01/2006 and 06/30/2008 for the 3 year model.
Center: University of Minnesota Medical Center
Organ: Heart (Single-organ transplants only)
Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
The nation’s longest-living heart transplant recipient is still benefitting from our innovative care more than 33 years after surgery.
Currently we perform about 20-30 heart transplants annually. This places our program among the top 10 to 15 percent in the nation.
We have performed the most heart transplants in Minnesota — 774 (and counting) since 1978.
In 2011-12, nearly 100% of all heart failure patients at the University received “best care” as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Bronze Award for excellence in combined heart/kidney transplant
The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to receive the Bronze Award for excellence in combined heart/kidney transplant.
Initiatives and Innovations
- Founded in collaboration with the hematology-oncology therapy treatment group, the Cardio-Oncology Clinic has witnessed remarkable growth, serving 88 patients in its first year.
- We are conducting cell therapy trials in patients with LVADs (left ventricular assist devices).
- We have initiated complex ablation in patients with VADs and ventricular arrhythmias.