Cleveland Clinic Reaches Milestones in Heart Transplantation and Lung Transplantation

August 26, 2020

SAP Partners

In July, Cleveland Clinic completed their 2000th heart and 2000th lung transplantations as the third program in the country to reach this landmark

In July, Cleveland Clinic completed their 2000th heart and 2000th lung transplantations as the third program in the country to reach this landmark. Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest heart transplant programs in the country with survival outcomes higher than the national average. (SRTR Data: Adult 1 yr survival: 97% {national avg 91%} and 3 yr survival: 88% {national avg 85%} Peds: 3 yr survival: 95% {national avg 89%})

Cleveland Clinic began innovative work on heart transplants in 1968, with the official beginning of the program in 1984. On average, Cleveland Clinic performs 50 to 60 transplants per year, including between 5 to 8 pediatric transplants per year. In 1998, a record-breaking year for the program, 113 patients were transplanted, including 8 pediatric patients.

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