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A successful lung transplant depends on:
- Properly evaluating the person receiving the donated lung
- Properly matching the lung donor to the person receiving the lung to assure compatibility between them
- Expertise in the surgical procedures needed to remove the failing lung and replace it with a donated lung
- Expertise in transplant medicine to ensure the health of the transplanted lung and manage any potential complications such as rejection or infections.
To measure the quality of care provided to lung transplant patients, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center examines one-month, one-year and three-year survival rates.
The table below highlights both the numbers and percentages of lung transplant patients surviving one month, one year and three years.
In addition, survival rates for lung transplant patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are also compared to survival rates expected for lung transplant patients with similar ages and health conditions. These data are reported to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. Our results at Cedars-Sinai are not statistically significantly different than expected and reflect the high risk patients that we have elected to transplant. We are committed to excellence in the care we provide to our patients and are willing to consider lung transplantation in patients that other centers consider to be too high risk for this procedure.
(Patients Age 18+)
|Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|
|Patient Survival for:||1 Month||1 Year||3 Years|
|For transplants performed||Jul 2011 -|
|Jul 2011 -|
|Jan 2009 -|
|Number of transplants*||38||38||43|
|Number of observed deaths during the period||3||8||8|
|Expected survival rate for patients of similar ages, blood type, and health condition**||96.84%||87.44%||67.47%|
In the 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Pulmonology.