Heart Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 04/23/85
  • Transplants performed in 2019: 24
  • Total number of program transplants through 2019: 563
  • Number of VADs in 2019: 51
  • Received medicare approval: 8/2/1988

Outcomes

  • Median time to transplant<: 10.6 months (compared with 8.0 months nationally)
  • Waitlist mortality~: .141 (expected .091, national .086)
  • Mechanical devices at time of transplant#: 76.9%

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Heart2 2020

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< Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2013 and 12/31/2018
~ Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2017 and 06/30/2019
# Patients transplanted between 07/01/2018 and 06/30/2019. Devices include ventricular assist devices (VAD), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), intraaortic balloon pump (IABP), and total artificial heart (TAH).
*Estimated probability of surviving at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2016 and 12/31/2018; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2014 and 06/30/2016
^ Adjusted for patient and donor characteristics
+ Estimated probability of surviving with a functioning graft at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2016 and 12/31/2018; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2014 and 06/30/2016

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available October 31, 2019, released January 7, 2020.


Milestones in Heart Transplantation

Several “firsts” were performed at Henry Ford Hospital:

  • First in Detroit to perform a heart transplant (1985)
  • Among the first in the United States to offer the HeartMate® and HeartMate II® ventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation
  • First in Michigan to perform an adult heart-liver transplant (2015)
  • First in Detroit to implant a total artificial heart (2017)
  • First in Michigan to perform a heart-liver-kidney transplant (2018)
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