Tue Feb 11 2020
Heart transplant - graft survival at one year after transplant
A graft refers to the transplanted organ. Graft survival refers to the success of the heart transplant. Sometimes the heart transplant, or graft, may fail, but the person may survive if he or she is able to have a second transplant.
While some patients have a higher risk of graft failure than others, some graft failures may be avoidable. If a hospital has a significantly higher percentage of graft survivals, it may indicate that the hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
About this measure
The graph above shows the percentage of graft survival after one year for heart transplants performed at the hospital.
In this case, a higher number is better.