Pediatric Heart Transplant Survival Rates
The graph below shows the percentage of children who survive up to five years after a heart transplant. It compares the survival of patients who underwent heart transplantation at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital between 2006-2010 (in red) with data from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant (ISHLT) registry.
The ISHLT national data are broken down by era. They show the marked improvement in survival for patients who received their transplants in more recent years (2000-2007) compared with previous periods.
The Packard Children’s Hospital data demonstrate our heart transplant program’s excellent outcomes. Our patients have consistently had better survival rates than the nationwide outcomes. Over 93 percent of our patients are still alive at five years posttransplant. Our program also has one of the highest numbers of children who have survived for 10, 20 or more years after heart transplantation and most of these patients are still going strong.
Data source: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital