DALLAS — Medical City Heart Hospital’s heart transplant program has recorded a 100% one-year survival rate for its patients, the only heart transplant program in Texas with that success, according to data released recently by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

The 100% one-year survival rate, measured from Jan. 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020, compared to the national average survival rate of 91.88%, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) reported.

In addition, Medical City Heart Hospital’s one-year organ graft survival rate (for transplanted hearts) is also 100%, compared to a national survival rate of 91.48%.* Per to the report, the heart hospital has an estimated 50% lower risk of graft failure than an average U.S. heart transplant program.

“These results are a testament to the collaborative effort, attention to detail and exceptional care that our heart team delivers every day for all our patients,” says Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Heart Hospital. “This truly is why Medical City Heart Hospital is the destination of choice for heart surgery excellence in North Texas and beyond.”

The transplant team has performed 595 heart transplants since the program began in 1991 and has consistently ranked among the top-performing transplant centers across the country.

“This superb one-year survival rate reflects the exceptional work of Medical City Heart Hospital’s multidisciplinary team of experts to save lives, safely and reliably, through heart transplantation,” says Brian Lima, MD, surgical director of heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Medical City Heart Hospital.