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.
A total of 44 heart transplants were performed at Mayo Clinic in Arizona in 2017. More than 276 heart transplants have been completed since the program began in 2005.
A total of 23 heart transplants were performed at Mayo Clinic in Florida in 2017. More than 300 heart transplants and eight heart-lung transplants have been completed 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 650 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.
Each of the links below connects to an external site, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, which provides many metrics gathered from transplant programs across the United States.
Heart Transplant — Adult
Heart Transplant — Children
Heart/Lung Transplant — Adult
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