Pediatric Heart Transplant Statistics

Statistics for status, operative variables and hospital stay are since program inception in 1988.

Status at Time of Transplantation

  • 153 patients (71.5%) UNOS Status 1
  • 52 patients (24.3%) on ventilator
  • 20 patients with circulatory support
    • 7 ECMO
    • 4 LVAD
    • 2 BiVAD 
    • 2 IABP 
    • 4 CVVH 
    • 1 IABP & CVVH

    Operative Variables

    • 138 patients (64.5%) with prior operations
    • Mean = 3.0 operations/patient* (range 1-9)
    • Mean = 2.0 sternotomies/patient (range 0-6)
    • 66 patients (30.8%) PA reconstructions
    • 126 patients (58.9%) bicaval anastomosis
    • 2 patient situs inversus

    *Number of patients who had prior operations

    Hospital Stay*

    • Mean length of stay: 16.5 +/- 17.6 days
    • Median length of stay: 10 days
    • Range: 5 to 156 days

    *Number of patients discharged