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Northwestern Memorial's Heart Transplant Program No. 1 in Illinois and Among Highest-Rated Nationally
Date:3/13/2009

Hospital's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute achieves milestone outcomes for heart transplant

CHICAGO, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly released data from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) shows that in 2008 Northwestern Memorial Hospital's heart transplant program achieved the largest volumes and top-rated outcomes in Illinois -- a ranking that places the program among the top 20 heart transplant programs nationally.

"We are very proud of the collaborations and diligent focus of our multi-disciplinary transplant team," said Patrick McCarthy, MD, the hospital's chief of cardiothoracic surgery, who is co-director of its Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and a Heller-Sacks professor of surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.

Many patients transfer to the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute from outside institutions for heart transplantation surgery. "The partnership that we have forged with outstanding community programs has been largely responsible for our growth," commented Edwin McGee, MD, cardiac surgeon and the surgical director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. "We recognize the integral role that cardiologists and nurses from outside institutions play in coordinating a safe and seamless transfer of care for their patients to our center."

"The collective expertise of Northwestern Memorial's established transplant program helps the heart transplant team thrive. Because we are able to leverage an established infrastructure and system for organ transplantation, our expert heart surgeons and cardiologists are positioned to be equally successful," commented William Cotts, MD, medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure Program at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.

Northwestern Memorial's Center for Heart Failure has a 97 percent one year survival rate for heart trans
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