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Heart transplant patients often have undergone years of prior heart procedures, and sometimes even previous heart pump or other device implants to keep them alive, and often battle other illnesses and diseases. All of these factors can make a heart transplant even more complex. Despite those challenges, 94 percent of our patients from 2016-2017 received successful heart transplants – defined as survival over one year – better than the national survival rate.

Our team of expert surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, and health professionals at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center deliver compassionate, high quality healthcare during the entire transplant process – from their evaluation as a transplant candidate, to their surgical care in the hospital, and during follow-up treatments. We are committed to our patients and to the communities we serve.

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Hundreds of patients and families look to us each year for a second chance at life, and we greatly value the trust each person places with us. We are very proud of the care provided by the heart transplant team who contribute to each transplant patient’s treatment and recovery. It is a very difficult and specialized field of medicine, yet one on which our community depends greatly.


Sources
: National Average, SRTR, January 2018; Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center average calculated from transplants since 2016, per SRTR methodology, as of May 2018.

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