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Transplant center survival statistics: Heart

Below are transplant centers whose patient survival rates exceeded or fell short of expectations. Not listed are transplant centers that met survival expectations--which factor in the condition of patients and donated organs.

SOURCE: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (www.ustransplant.org) Center name State Number of transplants 1-year patient survival % Expected patient survival % Tampa General Hospital** Florida 133 93.98 88.34 Higher than expected The Methodist Hospital Baylor College of Medicine* Texas 67 77.61 90.05 Lower than expected St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center* Indiana 27 70.37 88.05 Lower than expected Yale New Haven Hospital* Connecticut 18 55.56 88.88 Lower than expected Westchester Medical Center* New York 12 50 87.12 Lower than expected Note: Covers first-time heart transplants among adults between January 1, 2003 and June 30, 2005 Children's hospitals are not included * indicates the center also had a survival rate that was lower than expected in the last reporting period (covering July 1, 2002-December 31, 2004) ** indicates the center also had a survival rate that was higher than expected in the last reporting period Statistics are adjusted to take into account the condition of patients and donor organs

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