UF Health Congenital Heart Center Transplant Program Exceeds the National Survival Rates

Our multidisciplinary team approach, experience, expertise, and ongoing commitment to innovation and compassionate care has set the standard of care for children with end-stage heart failure achieving excellent long term survival rates.  In a July 2011 report, The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients has measured the percentage of patients who have survived transplant for 1 month, 1 year and 3 years. At our center, of the 20 patients transplanted between January 1, 2008, and June 30, 2010, 100% survived 1 month and 90% survived 1 year. Of the 13 patients transplanted between July 1, 2005, and December 31, 2007, 92% survived 3 years. We exceed the exxpected survival rates and the national survival rates in each category.

July 2011 SRTR Report Shands Shands Shands National National National
Pediatric (Age < 18) 1 month 1 year 3 year 1 month 1 year 3 year
Transplants (n) 1 20 20 13 856 856 733 674
Percent (%) of Patients Surviving at End of Period
   Observed at this Center2 100 % 90 % 92% 95 % 89 % 83 % 79.97
   Expected, based on national experience3 94 % 88 % 83 %