February 7, 2018

Vanderbilt heart transplant program reaches new record

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed a record number of heart transplants in 2017, making it the second-busiest heart transplant program in the country.

VUMC performed a record 97 heart transplantations,  including pediatric cases, which surpassed the 2016 milestone of 92.

Vanderbilt is building a program that offers all options to patients, including multivisceral transplant, ex vivo perfusion, advanced mechanical support, and collaborative decision making.



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