Long-term survivors of heart transplantation: the Hartford Hospital experience

Conn Med. 2000 Mar;64(3):131-4.


Heart transplantation has been a clinical program at Hartford Hospital for the past 15 years, resulting in 206 transplants. The five-year survival rate is 69% and is 43% at 10 years. The first recipient is surviving and has had full rehabilitation. Thirteen patients have survived 10 years or more. Advances in immunosuppression are ongoing and will result in further long-term survivors. Graft vasculopathy and lack of organ donation are current problems.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Connecticut / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Graft Rejection
  • Graft Survival
  • Heart Transplantation / methods
  • Heart Transplantation / mortality*
  • Hospitals, University / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Registries
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Survival Analysis