Heart Surgery Survival Rates by Type of Procedure

The Cardiac Center team performs more than 850 pediatric heart surgeries a year, including open heart and closed heart procedures and heart transplants. Open heart procedures, which represent a major portion of our volume, require cardiopulmonary bypass (heart-lung bypass machine) and are usually the most complicated and complex procedures.

Pediatric heart surgery survival rates reflect the number of patients who survived within 30 days of the surgery or until the time they were discharged, whichever period is longer. The heart transplant survival rates reflect the number of patients who survived one month, one year and three years after heart transplant.

We track outcomes from common procedures as “Quality Indicators” for congenital heart surgery. The following data shows CHOP's outcomes for these procedures.

The cardiac surgery indicators are included in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database and in the National Quality Forum (NQF) standards for pediatric heart surgery. The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database contains data from over 100 congenital heart surgery centers in North America. The NQF is a nonprofit organization that sets or endorses standards to measure quality in healthcare.

Common procedures

Reviewed on April 02, 2014