The data here is for common procedures that we track as “Quality Indicators” for congenital heart surgery. The cardiac surgery indicators are included in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database and in the National Quality Forum (NQF) standards for pediatric heart surgery. The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database contains data from over 100 congenital heart surgery centers in North America. The NQF is a nonprofit organization that sets or endorses standards to measure quality in healthcare. The heart transplant indicators are included in the national database of transplant statistics developed by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. Our Heart Transplant Program is approved by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and is a participating member of its data collection registry.
Pediatric heart surgery survival rates reflect the number of patients who survived within 30 days of the surgery or until the time they were discharged, whichever period is longer. The heart transplant survival rates reflect the number of patients who survived one month, one year and three years after heart transplant.
To repair complete atrioventricular septal defects.
Total Procedures: 102
2007 - 2011 Mortality Rate: 2.0%
The first in a series of surgeries for single ventricle heart defects.
Total Procedures: 194
2007 - 2011 Mortality Rate: 11.3%
The second in a series of surgeries for single ventricle heart defects.
Total Procedures: 234
2007 - 2011 Mortality Rate: 1.7%
The third in a series of surgeries for single ventricle heart defects.
Total Procedures: 276
2007 - 2011 Mortality Rate: 0.7%
To repair tetralogy of Fallot.
Total Procedures: 193
2007 - 2011 Mortality Rate: 2.1%
To repair truncus arteriosus.
Total Procedures: 25
2007 - 2011 Mortality Rate: 4.0%
To repair ventricular septal defects.
Total Procedures: 222
2007 - 2011 Mortality Rate: 1.4%
CHOP has performed more than 200 heart transplants since the inception of our Heart-Lung Transplant Program in 1990. The program performs heart transplants, heart-lung transplants and lung transplants. Please visit our Lung Transplant Program for more information on the volumes and outcomes of these transplants. For heart transplants, here are some of our recent volumes:
A heart transplant is performed when a heart defect can’t be treated by any other medical or surgical means. It is reserved for those individuals with a high risk of dying from heart disease.
A “graft” refers to the transplanted organ. Graft survival refers to the success of the heart transplant. A key concept to understand is that graft survival can sometimes be different from patient survival. For example, a patient’s organ might stop functioning but the patient survives and has another transplant.
It is possible for three-year survival rates to exceed one-year survival because different groups of patients are followed for each time period.
Data for 1 month and 1 year survival is for patients who received heart transplants between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011
Data for 3 year survival is for patients who received heart transplants between July 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008
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