Volumes and outcomes

Mayo Clinic heart transplant surgeons have performed hundreds of procedures since the heart transplant program began in 1988.

Mayo Clinic doctors' experience and integrated team approach result in transplant outcomes that compare favorably with national averages. Teams work with transplant recipients before, during and after surgery to ensure the greatest likelihood of superior results.

Volumes and statistics are maintained separately for the three Mayo Clinic locations. Taken together or separately, transplant patients at Mayo Clinic enjoy excellent results.



More than 100 heart transplants have been completed since the program began in 2005.


Surgeons at Mayo Clinic in Florida have performed more than 167 heart transplants and eight heart-lung transplants since the program began in 2001. Mayo surgeons have performed combined transplants, such as heart-kidney and heart-lung-liver transplants.


Mayo Clinic's outcomes for heart transplantation compare favorably with national norms. Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have transplanted more than 450 adult and pediatric patients, including both isolated heart transplants and combined transplants such as heart-liver, heart-kidney and others. The program began in 1988.

Success Measures

Heart Transplant Patient Survival — Adult

Heart Transplant Patient Survival — Children

Heart Donor Organ (Graft) Survival — Adult

Heart Donor Organ (Graft) Survival — Children

Heart-Lung Transplant Patient Survival — Adult

Heart-Lung Donor Organ (Graft) Survival — Adult