Pediatric Heart Program Outcomes

As a parent of a child with a heart condition, you expect the highest quality care possible for your child. You want the most experienced team available.

At UVA, our entire team works to continuously improve the care we provide to children with heart disease. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our children's heart care among the top 50 in the nation.

In 2022-2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Children’s heart care as “excellent” in:

  • Congenital heart care
  • Survival after Norwood/hybrid procedures
  • Heart transplant
  • Infection prevention
  • Advanced clinical services
  • Advanced technologies available
  • Full-time subspecialists available
  • Help for families

Our Heart Care: Survival and Median Length of Stay Outcomes

According to data from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS), our survival rates are better than or are close to national averages across all five STAT categories. Our median length of stay is also significantly shorter than the national average across the five categories.

"STAT" is a tool that measures the risks for mortality associated with some heart surgeries. Surgeries in STAT 1 are less complex and have the lowest risks for mortality. The surgeries get more complex and risky as you go up on STAT levels.

 

UVA Children's Survival Rate

(Jan. 2017-Dec. 2020)

National Average Survival Rate

(Jul. 2016-Jun. 2020)

UVA Children's Median Hospital Stay

(Jan. 2017-Dec. 2020)

National Average Median Hospital Stay

(Jul. 2016-Jun. 2020)

STAT 5 Surgeries 96.5% 87.8% 28 Days 33 Days
STAT 4 Surgeries 95.8% 93.9% 16 Days 16 Days
STAT 3 Surgeries 98% 98% 8 Days 8 Days
STAT 2 Surgeries 98% 98.6% 7 Days 7 Days
STAT 1 Surgeries 100% 99.6% 4 Days 4 Days
All Surgeries 97.8%      
         
Norwood Procedure 96.2% 84.8% 28 Days 37 Days
Aortic Arch Repair (Including VSD) 97.1% 97.1%    
Coarctation of the Aorta Repair 100% 98.2% 3 Days 6 Days
Arterial Switch Surgery (With and Without VSD) 97.4% 97% 10 Days 13 Days
TAPVR Repair 93.8% 92.2%    
Tetralogy of Fallot Repair 100% 98.9% 7 Days 7 Days
Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect Repair 100% 98% 8 Days 9 Days
Glenn Procedure 96.9% 98% 8 Days 8 Days
Fontan Procedure 97.9% 99% 11.5 Days 10 Days
Systemic to Pulmonary Shunt 95.6% 92.3%    
Pulmonary Artery Banding 100% 91.5%    
Heart Transplant  97.5%      
All Infant Stage 1 (Norwood/Shunt/Band) 96.7%