Doctors affiliated with the Center
for Advanced Heart Failure at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular
Institute-Texas Medical Center performed the facility’s first heart transplant
in October, 2012. Since then, it has
become one of the fastest-growing transplant programs in the United States –
completing more heart transplants than any other hospital in Houston. Certified by both the United Network for
Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS), the Institute strictly adheres to the ethical standards established by
these two organizations.
Detailed current data about the program is
available from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
Heart & Vascular Institute at the Texas Medical Center is known for
innovation leading to outstanding outcomes. From isolating the genetic origins of
life-threatening thoracic aortic aneurysms to advanced imaging technology that
allows cardiologists to detect heart disease early enough to reverse it, The
Institute’s groundbreaking accomplishments put it among the leading heart
programs in the world.
Backed by a commitment to
excellence in care and research, the Institute’s role as the primary teaching
facility for the cardiology, and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery programs
at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical
School ensures patients access to cutting-edge programs and technology.
The Heart Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center has earned
the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Achievement award from the American Heart Association
and is an accredited Chest Pain Center, recognized by the Society of
Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for the quality of care provided to patients.
Heart Vascular Institute-Texas Medical
Center was the first hospital in Houston to: