Heart

Transplantation

Nebraska Medicine is home to one of the most reputable and well-known organ transplant programs in the country. Through our dedicated efforts in education, research and clinical medicine, we have helped shape the field of transplantation. The world-class reputation of our programs and physicians attracts patients from across the country and around the world.

Accomplishments and Distinctions

  • Total Artificial Heart Program – Started in 2013
  • Fenestrated Graft for Aortic Aneurysms – Started in 2013
  • Lariat Procedure – Started in 2013
  • 170th LVAD Patient – Top three program nationally
  • 171st Heart Transplant Patient
  • Melody Valve Procedure
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Leader in Cardiac Perfusion Contrast Imaging
  • Electrophysiology, including low radiation atrial fibrillation ablation, epicardial VT ablation and lead extraction
  • Invasive – Leader in intracoronary ultrasound and flow; rotoblader for total artery occlusion
  • Board Certified Cardiologists in Echocardiography
  • State of the art Cardiac Ultrasound equipment including 3D technology on all systems
  • Dedicated cardiac anesthesia team
  • Echocardiography simulator for education in transthoracic and trans esophageal echocardiography
  • Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound for biopsy/staging
  • Minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgery
  • Participating in National Institute of Health (NIH) studies for aortic aneurysms and peripheral occlusive disease
  • Ranked 9th nationally for cardiac surgery UHC clinical outcomes reporting for risk adjusted mortality

Latest News

  • New state of the art technology for peripheral artery disease patients – Ocelot
  • Mitraclip procedure allowing percutaneous mitral valve repair
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (ACHD): Collaborative program with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (CHMC)

Certifications and Accreditations

  • AARC Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award
  • Integrated Joint Commission Certified Heart Failure program: 2007 to Present
  • Cycle III Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation awarded by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care through November 2014; Cycle IV Accreditation in Process
  • ACC NCDR Action GWTG National Patient Registry Performance Achievement Award Received - Platinum Award: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Performance Achievement Award: Bronze 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Accredited in Adult and Pediatric Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
  • Accredited in Nuclear Cardiology by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Accredited in Vascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
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