Heart Transplantation

A successful heart transplant depends on proper evaluation of the heart recipient, expertise in heart transplantation surgery and ongoing monitoring after surgery to prevent organ rejection or infections. At Cedars-Sinai, patient and graft survival rates are closely monitored. These data are reported to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

The Cedars-Sinai one-year patient and graft survival data is presented below, compared to the national estimated survival rate and the rate that would be expected given the characteristic mix of the recipient and donor (age, disease and blood type, etc.) and the experience of similar patients in the U.S.

These statistics reflect adults age 18+ who were having their first heart transplant. Patients who were having other organ transplants along with a heart transplant are not included.