Heart Center Surgical outcomes

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Boston Children's is home to the largest pediatric cardiac surgery program in the country. Each year, our surgeons perform more than 1,100 operations.

 

Procedure

2008-2010 # Cases (Survival %)

2011-2013: 
# Cases (Survival %)

2013 Only: 
# Cases (Survival %)

Open Heart

2,416 (98%)  

2,560 (98%)

871 (99%)

Closed Heart (excludes premature PDA’s)

1,291 (99%)

1,248 (99%)

503 (99%)

Total

3,707 (98%)

3,808 (98%)

1,374 (99%)

Selected Procedures (30 Day Survival Rates)

Surgeries Performed 2008-2010

Survival Rate 2008-2010

Surgeries Performed 2011-2013

Survival Rate 2011-2013

ASD

178

100%

181

 100%

VSD with or without Arch Reconstruction

211

100% 

254

 100%

Arterial Switch (ASO) 

 

 

 


   ASO with VSD 

51

100%

45

 96%

   ASO TGA/IVS

53

100% 

55

 98%

   ASO Double     Switch 

18

100% 

29

 93%

Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return

26

92%

44

 95%

Repair Truncus Arteriosus with or without Arch Repair

17

94%

13

100%

Norwood Stage I

68

93%

71

92%

Bi-Directional Glenn Stage II

92

99%

75

99%

Fontan Stage III 

125

98%

122

98%

Repair AV Canal, Complete 

99

99%

112

100% 

Repair AV Canal, Partial 

71

100%

54

100%

Aortic Valve Repair 

91

100%

82

100%

Mitral Valve Repair 

131

100%

140

100%

Tetrology of Fallot (Pulmonary Styenosis or Atresia) 

187

100%

141

100%

Sub-Aortic Stenosis 

49

100% 

64

100%

 Pulmonary Valve Insertion

198

100% 

197

99%

Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Conduit 

76

100% 

55

100%

 Ebstein's Anomaly/Cone Operation

35

100% 

42

100%

Review our fact sheet.

*Based on 2013 Data

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