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Heart & Vascular Center


Heart Transplant Outcomes

Despite taking on some of the most challenging cases – patients who may have been turned down for transplant at other centers – the heart transplant program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital has achieved very strong survival rates.

Patients who undergo successful heart transplantation generally report improved exercise tolerance and quality of life. Patient survival following heart transplantation is approximately 90 percent at 1 year, 75 percent at 5 years and 50 percent at 12 years. The outcomes of patients transplanted at Barnes-Jewish Hospital are in line with these national benchmarks. Long-term success exceeding 25 years of survival is possible. 

Excellent outcomes achieved by our team are a result of:

  • selection of the most appropriate transplant candidates
  • world-renowned medical and surgical transplant specialists
  • expertise in caring for heart failure and heart transplant patients
  • rigorous pursuit of leading-edge therapies and promising new drugs
  • availability of advanced expertise in nearly every specialty

Number of Heart Transplants

 Graph Displaying Number of Heart Transplants Annually
 
 

Heart Transplant Patient Survival

 Graph Displaying Heart Transplant Patient Survival

For more information on the heart transplant program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call .

Ventricular Assist Devices

Ventricular Assist Devices help heart failure patients survive while either waiting for a donor heart … or helping a failing heart beat instead of receiving a transplant.

 

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