Heart transplant volume

heart transplant involves surgically removing one person’s malfunctioning heart and replacing it with a heart from a deceased organ donor. 

Studies suggest that when a hospital performs a high volume of heart transplants, the patient’s survival rate and the graft survival rate are higher.

About this measure

This measure displays the number of heart transplants the hospital performed in 2012. Since the beginning of the Heart Transplant program in 2005, we have performed approximately 160 heart transplants.  

Most Recent Available Data (Number)
  2012
Northwestern Memorial 23
Performance Trend (Number)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Northwestern Memorial 22 23 27 25 20 15 23
Source:Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Heart Transplant Volume