Heart Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 04/23/85
  • Transplants performed in 2018: 28
  • Total number of program transplants through 2018: 539
  • Number of VADs in 2018: 51
  • Received medicare approval: 8/2/1988
  • Median time to transplant<: 10.3 months (compared with 8.4 months nationally)
  • Waitlist mortality~: .11 (expected .096, national .101)
  • Mechanical devices at time of transplant#: 75.00%

HEART OUTCOMES BAR CHART 1

< # Patients transplanted between 07/01/2017-06/30/2018. Devices include ventricular assist devices (VAD), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), intraaortic balloon pump (IABP), and total artificial heart (TAH).
< Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2012 and 12/31/2017
~ Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2016 and 06/30/2018
*Estimated probability of surviving at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2015 and 12/31/2017; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2013 and 06/30/2015
^ Adjusted for patient and donor characteristics
+ Estimated probability of surviving with a functioning graft at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2015 and 12/31/2017; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2013 and 06/30/2015

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available October 31, 2018, released January 7, 2019.


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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