UI leads nation in heart transplant results

Leaders of the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center announced today that the heart transplant and heart assist implant program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics last year achieved the lowest observed inpatient mortality ratio in the nation among its peers ranked by the University HealthSystems Consortium (UHC).

Of the 37 cases performed at the UI, there were no deaths. Four other institutions also had no deaths in the past year, but UI Hospitals and Clinics secured the top spot because it had the largest number of cases.

The UHC Clinical Outcomes Report reviewed patient discharges between October 2010 and September 2011. UHC is an alliance of 116 medical centers and 259 of their affiliated hospitals, representing more than 90 percent of the nation’s nonprofit academic medical centers. For more information, visit https://www.uhc.edu.

To learn more about UI Heart and Vascular Center, visit www.uihealthcare.org/heart/.