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Children's heart surgery results

Our results for children’s heart surgery are better or equal to national averages for all hospitals in the U.S.

Survival rates, 2013–2016

• Our survival rate in all our children’s heart surgeries is 98.1 percent.
• The national average is 97 percent.*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 Procedure

 Randall survival rate

Number of surgeries

   Norwood

83%

12

   Truncus  

100%

1

   Fontan

100%

24

   Glenn

 92%

25

   ASO+VSD

100%

6

   ASO

 100%

17

   AVC

 100%

 17

   TOF

 100%

 21

   VSD

 100%

64

   Coarctation

  100%

31

Length of stay rates, 2013–2016

• Length of stay is a statistic that measures how long a patient stays in the hospital.
• The length of stay at Randall Children’s Hospital after a pediatric heart surgery is shorter in each of the 10 major surgeries we perform than the national average.*
• In some surgeries, our length of stay is two weeks shorter than the national average.

 

  Procedure

  Randall average length of stay

National average length of stay

   Norwood 19.5 days 43.7 days
   Truncus   14 days 28.7 days
   Fontan 8 days  13.6 days
   Glenn 5 days 13.3 days
   ASO+VSD 9.5 days   16.4 days
   ASO  10 days  16.8 days 
   AVC 6 days 16.6 days
   TOF 7 days 11.5 days
   VSD 4.5 days 8.3 days
   Coarctation  4 days 1.3 days

*The national average is from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), which keeps statistics from almost 120 medical centers in the United States and Canada.