Welcome to the Abbott Northwestern Hospital/Minneapolis Heart Institute® Transplant Program.
About 2,100 people receive a heart transplant every year in the United States. You have joined a small but growing number of people given this special gift.
The goal of the heart transplant is to add years to your life and improve the your quality of your life. The current national one-year survival rate for adult heart recipients is 90.2 percent. Abbott Northwestern Hospital's one-year survival rate is 91.67 percent.
Complete national and hospital-specific statistics are updated every six months. Talk with your transplant coordinator for more information.
A heart transplant is an accepted procedure by Medicare and most insurance companies.
Temperature, pulse and blood pressure checks
Schedule of appointments
If you find information on a website, show it to your transplant coordinator to make sure it is medically correct. Reliable web sites include:
UNOS.org: United Network for Organ Sharing
Medicalert.org: Medic Alert
Americanheart.org: American Heart Association
OPTN.org: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
TransplantLiving.org: Transplant Information
DonateLife.net: Becoming an organ and tissue donor
OrganDonor.gov: Department for Health and Human Services
TransplantFund.org: National Transplant Assistance Fund
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Care After Heart Transplant, cvs-ahc-95405 (4/13)
Allina Health's Patient Education Department
This surgery is being performed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
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