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
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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