Tampa General Hospital’s Heart Transplant Survival Rates
Heart transplant survival rates for every transplant center in the United States are published by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). In every case, the survival rates reflect myriad factors, such as the type of patients accepted and the resources available to the program. At Tampa General Hospital, our heart transplant survival statistics consistently meet or exceed national averages.
According to the SRTR data, our one-year survival rate has consistently surpassed the national average. Our three-year patient survival rate has also been historically higher than the U.S. average. However, while survival rates can be important tools in understanding how successful a transplant program is, they aren’t the only numbers that should be considered. For example, patients who are on transplant waiting lists generally want to know how long they’ll be waiting to receive a new organ. When it comes to average time to transplant, the wait list time for TGH patients tends to be significantly shorter than the national average. In fact, according to the SRTR data, we typically transplant the majority of our heart transplant patients within a year of being listed, with some patients even being transplanted within 30 days.
We attribute our relatively short waiting time to our extensive resources as well as our close partnership with LifeLink Foundation, Inc., a nationally recognized organ procurement organization. Additionally, we complete a consistently high volume of heart transplants year after year, and we’re proud to be one of the busiest heart transplant centers in Florida.
To learn more about Tampa General Hospital’s Heart Transplant Program and our heart transplant survival rates, contact us at 1-800-505-7769 (press 1 for the heart transplant program and ask for the referral coordinator) or call the coordinator directly at (813) 844-4088.