Transplants for congenital heart disease
Why we measure it: The majority of our pediatric patients receive heart transplants due to the diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD). This is a higher percentage compared to the national average for pediatric heart transplant centers.
What this means: The graph shows the number of heart transplant patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) compared to those without CHD per year from 2002 through 2012. Since 2006, 52% of our heart transplant patients were diagnosed with CHD.
About the data: The data source comes from Steven Zangwill, MD, Herma Heart Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Related dimensions of care:
- As an experienced leader in heart care, we offer a full range of advanced therapies, including mechanical circulatory support, cardiac resynchronization and heart transplantation for children and adults with congenital heart disease.