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Heart Transplant Services

Heart & Vascular

Transplant Experts Where You Need Them

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is the only top 10 heart transplant center in the Midwest and within a 500-mile radius of Kansas City.

Heart & Kidney Transplant Experts—Now in Wichita

Patients in Central Kansas can now receive pre- and post-transplant care closer to home, with the quality that has earned Saint Luke’s Health System a reputation as the region’s leading health system.

30+ Years. More than 700 transplants. Still going strong.

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute celebrates 30+ years of continuous heart transplant care, here in the heart of Kansas City

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute’s Heart Transplant Program:

  • Ranks among the top 10 centers nationwide for number of adult heart transplants
  • Is the only top 10 adult heart transplant center in the Midwest
  • Has one of the shortest waiting times for donor hearts in the country among centers that perform at least 20 transplants per year
  • Is a Medicare-approved transplant facility

Top-ranked experience

While 83 percent of U.S. cardiac transplant programs perform 20 or fewer heart transplants a year, Saint Luke’s performs well above that number—47 in both 2012 and 2013, and an average of 38+ per year from 2005-2013. 

Shorter waiting times

Our program has one of the shortest waiting times for donor hearts in the country. Between 80 and 90 percent of our patients receive transplants within six months of joining the national waiting list. Saint Luke’s has a shorter wait time than nine of the top 10 heart transplant programs nationwide.

Close to home

Saint Luke’s is working to make high-quality health care more accessible to those who live outside the Kansas City area. Our transplant clinic in Wichita expands the reach of our physicians to provide pre- and post-operative care. 

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