Penn Heart and Vascular

Quality and Outcomes at the Heart Transplantation Program

Quality & Outcomes

A National Leader in Adult Heart Transplant

Under the leadership of Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH, J. Eduardo Rame, MD, Mariell Jessup, MD and Michael A. Acker, MD, the Heart Failure and Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Device Programs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania can be counted among the most active programs of their kind in the United States.

Penn's cardiovascular surgeons perform more adult heart transplants than all other regional hospitals combined, a trend that has continued over the past decade.

2010 Adult Heart Transplants Performed Nationally

Locations Cardiovascular Surgery Discharge
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 75
NY Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center 66
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 61
Duke University Medical Center 53
Tampa General Hospital 53
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center 52
Aurora St. Lukes Medical Center 45

*CY 2010 data from OPTN/HRSA: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Health Resources and Services Administration; available at http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov

2010 Adult Heart Transplants Performed Regionally

Locations Cardiovascular Surgery Discharge
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 61
Hershey Medical Center 14
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 11
Hahnemann University Hospital 11
Temple University Medical Center 4

*CY 2010 data from OPTN/HRSA: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Health Resources and Services Administration; available at http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov

Penn’s cardiovascular surgeons perform more adult heart transplants than all other regional hospitals combined, and rank among the nation’s leaders in research and device development for the treatment of heart failure.

Heart Transplant Survival Rates CY 2005- CY 2010, N = 318

1 Month
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania National
99 96
1 Year
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania National
93 89
3 Year
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania National
84 81
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*CY 2010 data from OPTN/HRSA: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Health Resources and Services Administration; available at http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov

2012 Penn Heart Failure Clinical Activity Report

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