Leading the Nation in Heart Transplant Results
The heart transplant and heart assist implant program last year achieved the lowest observed inpatient mortality ratio in the nation among its peers ranked by the University HealthSystems Consortium (UHC)—an alliance of 116 medical centers and 259 of their affiliated hospitals, representing more than 90 percent of the nation’s nonprofit academic medical centers. UI Heart and Vascular Center ranks first among UHC members participating in the Clinical Data Base for Heart Transplant and Heart Assist System (VAD) outcomes.
The UI heart transplant program and mechanical circulatory support program had the most favorable scores for risk-adjusted mortality performance for heart transplants and implants of heart assist devices for patients discharged between October 2010 and September 2011. Of the 37 cases performed at the UI, there were no mortalities.