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Approximately 2,200 heart transplants are done in the United States each year on patients who today range from newborns and children to the elderly. The success of heart transplantation has paved the way for multiple organ transplants such as heart-lung, heart-kidney, and heart-liver transplants.
The Cedars-Sinai Heart Transplant Program has performed more adult heart transplant than any other medical center in the United States for two years in a row. To date, Cedars-Sinai has performed over 594 heart transplants, making it among the largest programs in the nation. With an 89% one-year survival rate for heart transplant patients, Cedars-Sinai exceeds the projected survival rate determined by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Help for Broken Hearts
The Heart Transplant Program is active in the development of new treatments and new methods to detect rejection.Read More
U.S. News and World Report
Shown above is procurement technician Jacqueline Anderson wheeling Christine Moore's new heart in for surgery, the 40th heart transplant patient in 2012 at Cedars-Sinai.Read More