Heart Transplant Program statistics

See How Nebraska Medicine Heart Transplant Statistics Compare with other Health Systems.

See Nebraska Medicine's statistics from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), the national database of transplantation statistics. Data in the registry are collected by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) from hospitals and organ procurement organizations (OPOs) across the country. The SRTR contains current and past information about the full continuum of transplant activity, from organ donation and waiting list candidates to transplant recipients and survival statistics. This information is used to help develop evidence-based policy, to support analysis of transplant programs and OPOs, and to encourage research on issues of importance to the transplant community.

Our Heart Transplant Program Accomplishments and Distinctions demonstrate our commitment to better outcomes:

  • 8th Total Artificial Heart
  • 4th Lung Transplant
  • Fenestrated Graft for Aortic Aneurysms – Started in 2013
  • Lariat Procedure – Started in 2013
  • 271st LVAD Patient (2017)
  • 238th Heart Transplant Patient (2017)
  • Melody Valve Procedure
  •  150thTranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) (2017)
  • 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
  • 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

We continue to enhance our services and expertise through national heart certifications and accreditations, including:

  • 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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